Caol Ila 18 Years

Like its younger brother, this scotch is very peaty and spicy, but the long maturation has made it a lot more complex and refined.

Like its younger brother, this scotch is very peaty and spicy, but the long maturation has made it a lot more complex and refined.

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819
Caol Ila
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
18 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - WithArtifical colouring - With
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Oil:
Oak:
Honey:
Pear:
Salt:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Apple:
Heather:
Iodine:
Malt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Peach:
Sherry:
Herbs:
Zitrus:
Tasting
Sweet:
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Salt:
Spices:
Oak:
Nuts:
Oil:
Fruit:
Malt:
Chili:
Herbs:
Apple:
Banana:
Bonfire Smoke:
Floral:
Honey:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Oak:
Sweet:
Malt:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:
Nuts:
Oil:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Heather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Herbs:

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15. Apr 2016

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Nosing:
Smoky bonfires, then soapy water and wet wool, with a smouldering beach bonfire in the distance. Hints of mineral oil, then wax. Develops scents of burnt pork sausages.
Taste:
Smooth and mildly sweet start with good acidity and sea salt.
Finish:
A lingering, charred, slightly sour finish.
14. Feb 2021
With a natural preference for the independent bottlers, one tends to overlook how good some of the official bottlings can actually be. More settled and complex, the years have tamed this Caol Ila 18 quite a bit. Leaning towards smoldering bonfires, sea spray and sour apples, the nose unfolds with buttermilk, lemon and hints of aniseed. A wonderful combination of peaty, salty-sweet and acidic flavors dance on the palate, raw and yet elegant. Herbal tea, dry peat smoke and a touch of miso soup characterize the long finish. This malt is worth every penny!
RATING: 4.2/5.0 ≙ 89 pts
11. Mar 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Medicinal SmokePeat SmokeSeaweedOil

Finish:

Comment:
Medicinal Smoke
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