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Old & Rare Caol Ila 28 Years Old 1979 Tasting notes and reviews

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Old & Rare Caol Ila 28 Years Old 1979

Brand
Old & Rare
Expression
Caol Ila 28 Years Old 1979
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
28 years old
Abv
54.60%
Vintage
1979
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Specialist retailers

Dave Broom

73
Nose
Light as rainwater. Needs time for a lint-like aroma to emerge followed by melon, oyster liquor, wet bracken and light smoke. Hint of phenols, though it's more ozone than fire. Swimming pool.
Palate
Good feel. Much sweeter than the nose and the smoke also comes through, adding another dimension, but it falls apart easily and quickly.
Finish
Bandages.
Comment
Good but pretty tired.

Martine Nouet

75
Nose
Grassy. Lemon balm. Touch of aniseed. Quite prickly but clean. Opens up on fruit notes (cider, lemon zest).
Palate
Sweet but assertive. Flowing nicely on the tongue. Pineapple drop. Faint smoke in the back.
Finish
Dry, grassy.
Comment
A kick you up dram. Becomes more interesting with a dash of water. To keep for a wintery miserable day.
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