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Caol Ila
Brave New Spirits Brave New Spirits ‘Whisky Heroes – The Haunting Songs’ Caol Ila 2012 (12 year old) 51.6%

Age: 10 - 12 yrs
ABV: 51.6
Bottle size: 70
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First Fill Oloroso Hogshead
Dist: 2012 Btl: 2024
Tasted: Mar 2024
A lovely deep and intense nose of BBQ meat and subtle medicinal peat. Plenty of tar, treacle, raisinated fruit with a little sweet apricot note appearing. Ah, good old peat and sherry!

The palate is fresher and saltier, but still open with the BBQ meat and herbal Oloroso. Intense green fruit and green nuts on the middle with tar, menthol, mint and green peppercorn. Long, spicy, herbal, mouth-watering finish with lingering tar and peat smoke.

Diluted the nose is less sherried, which allows some fresh white fruit, banana, apple and honey to appear. Likewise, the palate. Less intense perhaps but more barley and spirit character. Subtler spice finish with a lovely smoky after-taste.



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