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Caol Ila 10 Year Old Unpeated (bottled 2009)

Caol Ila makes a mean Unpeated malt. YES!

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@galgReview by @galg

21st Apr 2010


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Color: Bright golden sunshine.

Nose: Without water: Lemon pie. Absolutely fresh, lemony and zesty. I love it! , On the side vanilla ice-cream, with those sweet notes. What a combination! Also some oaky notes, not too heavy but very surprising for a 10 year old malt.

With a few drops of water the nose becomes even more interesting: the melon notes still shine through, but softer melon and marshmallow notes now appear, so delicate yet clearly pronounced.

Palate: with water, there is still an evident punch. Lemons tingle the tongue , green apples, some sweeter notes also (fudge?) and some Coacoa powder as well.

Finish : Medium length with Cocoa, spice and Oaky notes that come echoing back. Quite interesting, and totally unexpected.

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jdcook commented

I've yet to see an unpeated Caol Ila on the shelves here in Australia, but it certainly sounds like it's worth a look...

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