Caol Ila Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12 year old
|Category||Single Malt Scotch|
|Region||United Kingdom, Scotland, Islay|
It was this unpeated style that saved Caol Ila during the great decimation of distilleries in the early '80s. This example is intense and needs lots of water for its fragrance of cut grass, sherbet, and coconut water to emerge. The palate shows boiled sweets.
A seductive brininess and waves of oily peat-reek greet the olfactory sense. The palate entry finds a surprisingly buttery-creamy leaning along with the peat-reek; at midpalate the flavor becomes concentrated, oily, malty sweet, and only moderately peaty. Ends on a sweet malty note. Builds from stage to stage, each phase being better than the last. Best Buy. -P.P.