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Old Particular Caol Ila 13 Yaers Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Particular Caol Ila 13 Yaers Old

Brand
Old Particular
Expression
Caol Ila 13 Yaers Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
13 years old
Abv
48.40%
Vintage
2000
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
UK, Europe & Asia

Chris Goodrum

77
Nose
Quite crisp and briny but the oils give the nose a feeling of density. Faintly astringent peat, seaweed and bog myrtle appears as does some brine laden fruit.
Palate
Quite soft and subtle. The oils are more dominant than the nose would suggest which dampens the palate. A touch of coastal peat. Seaweed and brine does come through.
Finish
Surprisingly alcoholic, but it's not too intrusive as the oils counter balance. Finishes with some tarry-peat, violets and oily fruit.
Comment
Back end loaded with almost all of the character coming through on the finish.

Martine Nouet

77
Nose
Light, floral and fresh. Juicy apples wrapped in a veil of smoke. An earthy note, like a flower garden after a summer rain. Marshmallows.
Palate
Sweet and refreshing. The same sensation as on the nose.Light fruit, vanilla syrup. Star anise. The smoke is more in the back with a sooty touch.
Finish
Fruity, drying on lemon peel.
Comment
A pleasant springtime dram. Easy and enticing. But it needs water to be rounded up.
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