Caol Ila Young and Feisty Provenance (2009) (Douglas Laing)

Caol Ila Young and Feisty (2009) (Douglas Laing) This dram was tasted a while back, from my notes it was Stramash 2014, and was left in my notepad without being transferred over to the blog

A fabulous example of why being honest with age statements won't people off whisky, Douglas Laing have openly admitted, and called this bottle, young and feisty and it is that.

Lovely smoke, bacon and chalky notes mix well with soor ploom fruitiness, a cracking dram.

This one has gone but the latest version is available to buy direct from Douglas Laing


The nose opens up with a big intake of smoked back bacon on buttery white rolls with lashings of hp sauce this is followed by hints of lovely cigar smoke popping through and gentle fresh herbs of thyme and rosemary followed by some old fashioned soor ploom sweets.

Initially a little chalky before the smoky bacon and gentle kindling embers notes come through followed by more of the soor plooms and herbs

Sweet, smoky and lovely

Bottle Name: Caol Ila Young and Feisty Provenance (2009) (Douglas Laing)
Age: 2009 Vintage
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Caol Ila
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay

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