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Caol Ila 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Caol Ila 12 Years Old

Brand
Caol Ila
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Juniper. Garden mint. Burnt grass, but soft.
Palate
Lightly oily. Soothing at first. Lots of flavour development.
Finish
Spicy (nutmeg, pepper). Warming. Very long.
Comment
Of the three expressions in this tasting, this is the most rounded and balanced. All the classic Caol Ila aromas and flavours are there, with no sharp edges. Vatted for drinkability?

Dave Broom

Nose
Oily yet fruity. Linseed oil, green olive, smoked fish. Lightly medicinal, wet grass, linseed oil, smoky wood (balsa wood?). With water good biscuity malt and smoky bacon notes.
Palate
Rounded, mid-weight. Good smoky intensity mid-palate. Clean juicy fruits, oil and dry smoke.
Finish
Long smoky, fishy.
Comment
Great balance and the best of the three.
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