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Whisky Fair Caol Ila 13 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Fair Caol Ila 13 Years Old

Brand
Whisky Fair
Expression
Caol Ila 13 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
13 years old
Abv
54.20%
Produced at
~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.malts.com
Availability
www.whiskyfair.com

Michael Jackson

87
Nose
Vanilla. Perfumy. Dry grass. Then late smokiness. Grilled sardines.
Palate
Slides off the tongue. Oily. A creamy risotto, with spinach, lemon and saffron.
Finish
Smoky again.
Comment
Beautifully complex.

Dave Broom

82
Nose
Highly smoked: smoked ham, fat, the tar on the wooden walls of a smokehouse, but then the door is opened to let in a grassy fragrance. Goes very cloudy with water, then some coal tar.
Palate
Fragrant and floral (violet) then a blast of tarry rope. Good balance.
Finish
Lingering smoke.
Comment
The key, as ever is balance — offsetting dry smoke with a sweet spot in the centre. Good.
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