Caol Ila Unpeated Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 year old

$114.99

SKU 02676

750ml

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Starts smoky-sweet on the nose then drinks smoothly, showing a sweet yet sour character. The long-lived finish evokes a distant, smouldering beach bonfire. The only thing you need to enjoy this superb 18 Year Old Caol Ila is a glass. Appearance: Golden. Nose: Smoky bonfires, then soapy water and wet wool, with a smouldering beach bonfire in the distance. Hints of mineral oil, then wax. Body: Firm, smooth, light to medium. Palate: Smooth and mildly sweet start with good acidity and sea salt. Finish: A lingering, charred, slightly sour finish.
Category Single Malt Scotch
Country United Kingdom
Region Scotland
Appellation Islay
Brand Caol Ila
Alcohol/vol 43%
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Wine EnthusiastThe opening aroma is slightly prickly in the nasal cavity; aeration smoothes the aroma out as moderately salty-kippery scents dominate. Palate entry is integrated and sweet, at midpalate the presence of the peat takes shape in the form of smoky, woody, resiny tastes. Concludes with a flash of spirity fire on the tongue.

June 1, 2006