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Caol ila Cask Strength

A great young peated,strong and complex malt!

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@galgReview by @galg

2nd May 2010

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nose: Lots and lots of lemon notes. reminds me of the CI unpeated, lemony theme, but with the added phenols, peat and smoke . very fresh, green grass, green apple peel. the ABV is evident.. a nose is different than both 12 and 18. i do think it’s really unique.

Palate: Obviously young and kicking! strong peat, with sweet middle and mouth coating. Oily. Salty notes appear after you chew on it a bit. yep! sea spray salty! what a nice touch!

Finish : heaps of peat. very warming and long.some bacon notes and spice. the longest of all three in terms of finish. Ace.

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2 comments

@Pierre
Pierre commented

@galg I love this whisky. That amazing Islay peat but with a light body and real freshness. Its a great dram. The lightness makes it good for the warmer weather.

9 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

Yeah, this is a bit softer and easier to drink than the lagavulin and laphroaig monsters. Worth adding to the cabinet!

9 years ago 0

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