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Caol Ila Cask Strength Tasting notes and reviews

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Caol Ila Cask Strength

Brand
Caol Ila
Expression
Cask Strength
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
55.00%
Produced at
Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

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

Dave Broom

Nose
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.
Palate
Sweet with gingery spices. The smoke builds and builds on top of the oily texture.
Finish
Long, smouldering.
Comment
A young, in-your-face style that still has some complexity. Really delivers on the palate.
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