Thursday, 30 August 2012

Caol Ila, distillery only. 58.4%

Well, it turns out you don't actually need to go to the distillery- just order a sample bottle from a well-known supplier.

Wow. The peat wafts across the table as you pour. The power of the nose is softened as earth, ash and smoke fill the mouth. Sweetness comes through on the finish. Well-balanced.

This one seems capable of winning over Islay doubters. While strongly peated, there's a lot else going on besides, and no harsh medicinal overlay. Goes down very well- easy to forget it's cask strength.

Very good indeed.

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