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Caol Ila 12 Year Old

Clean and powerful

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@WhiskyNotesReview by @WhiskyNotes

21st Dec 2009


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Very clean nose, not very complex but nice anyway. Smoke, peat, motor oil and fresh hints of apple, lemon and grass. Overall rather salty (oysters), you can taste the sea. Very oily, grassy taste in which the slightly sweet smoke only breaks through towards the end. As if the compact taste cannot fully express itself. Powerful, long finish with notes of pepper, barbecue and peat.

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I had the cask strength a while ago and loved it. I must admit to wondering how the watering down to 43% would affect it. From your comments it does seem to lose a little character...

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