Caol Ila Distillery
Complex, great balance. Hidden malt? Not any more.
Rare Malts Selection
Aged 21 Years
Nose: A smoky delivery. Wet grass, cod liver oil, tar, heather root, slightly medicinal. A very clean peatiness in which everything seems well-defined and which builds to a smoky bacon note.
Palate: Powerful smokiness balanced by an oily centre. Smoky, but with a fragrant nature and sweet, juicy centre. Rich.
Finish: Dry. Smoked fish. Hessian.
Comment: Complex, great balance. Hidden malt? Not any more.
Nose: Fresh. Dry. Oaky. Steely. Tannic apples. Juniper. Peppery (especially with water added).
Palate: Creamy. Oily. Briar-like dryness. Peppery. Salty.
Finish: Very dry. Intense. Long. Very warming.
Comment: Confident. Austere.
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