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Douglas Laing Caol Ila 1979 25 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Douglas Laing Caol Ila 1979 25 Years Old

Brand
Douglas Laing
Expression
Caol Ila 1979 25 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
25 years old
Abv
50.00%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Worldwide

Martine Nouet

82
Nose
Phenols. Creosote. Briny. Burning dried seaweeds. Lemon essence. Restrained smoke. Like the vapour rising from hot bitumen after a storm.
Palate
Sweet and malty. Very oily. Crystallized violets. Liquorice losenges. Refreshing. Kippers.
Finish
Dry. Vanilla breaks through. The smoke disappears gradually.
Comment
An attractive character. Phenolic but with much more.

Dave Broom

77
Nose
Firm. Sun-baked bare rock, acetone, then medicinal. Water releases peat smoke, juniper and marine character.
Palate
Beach bbq, creosote. Becomes very medicinal. Clean with some softening vanilla creaminess in the centre of the palate.
Finish
Explosive. The phenolics appear. Fish oil.
Comment
Austere but with a restrained power.
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