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Classic Islay

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@tjbReview by @tjb

18th Mar 2013

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This review is from my2nd sample of a 20cl bottle. I have sampled this in a Glencairn without water. The colour is pale straw and oily.

Nose peat, smoke, green apple peel and a twist of lemon grass.

On the palate it delivers a real spicy, smokey punch. Dry crisp green fruit and salted caramel.

The finish is long, smokey, spicy, peat, fruity, smoke again leaving tongue tingling spice.

It delivers.

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3 comments

Rigmorole commented

Ever tried the distiller's edition?

6 years ago 0

@Nemesis101
Nemesis101 commented

Sounds like classic Caol Ila at its rawest, (if that makes sense). But I can never try such high strength whiskies without a touch of water - I find the alcohol overpowers the flavours too much with anything over 50% ABV. Is there a method to sampling them neat, or is it just practice/personal preference?

6 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb commented

@nemesis101 There is no method in my case, I often sample with water but some I prefer neat so usually state if with or without water just FYI. It is part of my "make it up as I go along" strategy.

6 years ago 0

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