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Caol Ila
Caol Ila 12 year old 43%

Age: 10-12 yrs
ABV: 43
Bottle size: 70
Primary Cask: American oak
Floral: Light
Fruity: Light
Cereal: Light
Winey: Light
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Quite full and oily aromas with a lovely balance between the phenolic peat, fat apricot, slightly sweet orange and white fruits, salinity and oak. Definitely fatter and broader since I last nosed it (years ago!) with hints of juniper, bog myrtle, fish oils and some lovely sugar coated slightly gristy barley.

The palate opens with the oils before gently smoky, phenolic peat arrives with a touch of TCP on the middle. Like the nose the palate is broader than it used to be, but is still seriously coastal, with some lovely malty moments in the finish before the salt returns leaving a faint impression of burnt embers.



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