Caol Ila 18 Years - 1996

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Caol Ila
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
18 Years
Sep 1996
Sep 2014
0.7 l
Hunter Laing
Old Malt Cask
452 Bottles
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without

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15. Jun 2017
At most parties, there is at least one character behaving a bit peculiar, as if not belonging to the group. That's the one. In a blind tasting, I would have taken this 1996 Caol Ila from Hunter Laing for a Laphroaig. The nose features musty, earthy peat smoke, briny seaweed, pears and loads of white pepper. At first sip, your palate is hit by a pyroclastic flow of dusty peatiness followed by coal ash, subtle vanilla and lemon zest. Over-brewed tea and wood spices dominate the medium finish. With that being said, I am repelled and fascinated at the same time.
RATING: 3.7/5.0 ≙ 85 pts
17. Jan 2017
Nosing: Smoke, citrus, medicinal

Taste: Fragrant smoke, sweet

Finish: Lingering smoke