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Caol Ila Cask Strength Tasting notes and reviews

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Caol Ila Cask Strength

Caol Ila
Cask Strength
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Produced at
Caol Ila Distillery
UK, soon selected countries worldwide

Michael Jackson

Intensely aromatic. Very light, sweetish, smokiness. Coconut. Grapefruit.
A lively interplay of flavours, with both malty sweetness and dryness and peppery dryness. Perfumy, with suggestions of thyme.
The flavours come together in a rousing finale, with the alcohol providing a back-beat.
The most fruity, fresh, peppery and lively of the three expressions. I loved all three. Scoring was a tough call.

Dave Broom

Perfumed and marine: hot seashells, medicinal, pancetta. Water (and it can take a fair bit) brings out smoke, fennel seed/anise, nut, wet grass, pepper.
Sweet with gingery spices. The smoke builds and builds on top of the oily texture.
Long, smouldering.
A young, in-your-face style that still has some complexity. Really delivers on the palate.
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