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Lombard 1984 Caol Ila Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 146 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 146

A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years

 

Lombard 1984 Caol Ila

Brand
Lombard
Expression
1984 Caol Ila
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
50.00%
Vintage
1984
Produced at
Lombard Scotch Whisky ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.lombardscotchwhisky.com
Availability
Worldwide

Laura Foster

85
Nose
Unusual afternoon tea: just-baked scones, candied orange peel and oat cakes with goat's cheese and quince paste. First aid kits.
Palate
A silky, oily texture allows the smoke in this to sneak up slowly. Vanilla panna cotta and Victoria sponge precedes charcoal and antiseptic. Interesting seaweed and dry-hopped beer, alongside fennel-studded saucisson.
Finish
Long. Salty cheese, peppery tingle.
Comment
Sweet and smoky Islay with pleasing development. My kind of complexity.

Rob Allanson

81
Nose
Menthol straight off, hospital corridors, coal tar soap and smouldering coals. But a sweetness too, ewe's cheese and honey, fresh figs. Changing rooms.
Palate
Nice and sweet, clotted cream and custard, rum and raisin ice cream, then the smoke unfurls, bringing winter green rub. Chinese takeaway seaweed – deep fried cabbage and sugar.
Finish
Takes its time. Has the saline of cured ham fat and little spice.
Comment
This for me is a great BBQ whisky, sitting out in the garden waiting for the coals to heat through.
Whisky Magazine Issue 146

Whisky Magazine Issue 146
A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years.

Published September 2017.

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