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Caol Ila 12 Year Old

Classic Islay

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@tjbReview by @tjb

19th Nov 2013

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It's a while since I had the Caol Ila cask strength. This is the standard 12 yo. I hope it's in the same ball park

Nose is minty, fresh, herby, smoky, salty, iodine and sharp green apples.

This is pale gold, slightly oily, and you get a big smokey blast and salted caramel, with a long peppery finish.

It's really drinkable and fans of Laphroaig and a Lagavulin will feel right at home.

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2 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

It's a little thin on the palate, but good (not overwhelmingly bitter) smoke and some good underlying flavour.

8 years ago 0

@cheeserandyburg
cheeserandyburg commented

Can't wait to give this one a go later this month. It's been known as a cheaper alternative to the heavy and flavorful Laga 16, yet has its own unique profile. Sound promising. Yum.

8 years ago 0

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