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Cooper's Choice Caol Ila 1992, 13 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Cooper's Choice Caol Ila 1992, 13 Years Old

Brand
Cooper's Choice
Expression
Caol Ila 1992, 13 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
13 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1992
Produced at
Vintage Malt Whisky Company ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.vintage-malt-whisky.co.uk
Availability
Worldwide

Michael Jackson

87
Nose
Glorious clear crisp woodsmoke, followed by the slow steady thump of the phenols – some tar, some burnt wood. Salty, savoury undertones.
Palate
Sweet smoke. Wood (not peat) fires. Embers. Ash. Honey. Salty.
Finish
The smoke cuts through any residual cloying honey. Medicinal.
Comment
Incredibly appetising. Perhaps a touch more acidity somewhere would balance the sweetness.

Dave Broom

75
Nose
Light, but immediately peaty. Seashore aromas, quite salty, dried seaweed, smoked haddock. With water more like a dentist's surgery.
Palate
Light, but sooty. Have to fight to get past the smuts to discover cooked fish. Water calms it down and brings out lychee, then smoke.
Finish
Dry, kipper-like (a pick-up of intensity).
Comment
This is good, but seems to still be building in complexity. If there's any of this batch left...keep ‘em in cask for a few more years.
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