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Special Release Caol Ila 25 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Special Release Caol Ila 25 Years Old

Brand
Special Release
Expression
Caol Ila 25 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
25 years old
Abv
58.40%
Produced at
~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Availability
North America and Europe

Dave Broom

80
Nose
Light and grassy, then some Arbroath smokie. Lightly perfumed (sage, juniper?) with a vanilla lift, hot sand, ash-like smoke. Good balance and intensity. Needs water.
Palate
The sweetness continues. Light fruits, some creaminess. Quite firm without water.
Finish
Dry, long, lightly grassy. Ash.
Comment
Not instantly welcoming, this takes time to get to know...but it is worth the effort. Subtle complexities at work.

Arthur Motley

72
Nose
Lemon, tiger balm, eucalyptus, lime, citrus flavoured bathroom cleaner.
Palate
Some buttery character, but fairly woody and with a dirty smoke.
Finish
Ash.
Comment
Old, phenolic but just not pleasant enough for me. I think I just prefer Caol Ila young.
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