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Old Malt Cask Caol Ila 1996, 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Malt Cask Caol Ila 1996, 12 Years Old

Brand
Old Malt Cask
Expression
Caol Ila 1996, 12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
50.00%
Vintage
1996
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Global markets

Dave Broom

74
Nose
It's another pale and interesting peaty one! Bog myrtle,marram grass and cod liver oil.Very similar to No4. Cooking oysters and bacon,wet bamboo and salty with a slight elastoplast quality.
Palate
Soft and subtle with the peat in good balance. Intense fresh and distinctly salt-tinged.
Finish
Hot and lightly grassy.
Comment
Another lovely Caol Ila that just lacks a little weight.

Rob Allanson

74
Nose
Woollens after a woodfire,a little grapey and just a suggestion of grass lands. Has tones of a first aid kit.
Palate
The peat rolls into a salty edge. But seems a little thin,does not live up to the nose.
Finish
Short and engaging.
Comment
Offers something different to the distillery bottling that is well worth investigating.
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