Caol Ila 12 Year Old Unpeated (2010 Release)
This dram was tasted as part of the 12 Drams of Xmas series
Day 5 was provided by Rod Graham (@rodbodtoo) who writes about whisky at DrinkBritain and has his own SmellTheCork blog.
This cracker of a whisky really threw a few people, although one person actually got the distillery correct, the major issue here being that the whisky was unpeated yet it still maintained a fairly potent amount of peat.
My own rubbish guess for this dram was an Ardbeg 15 Year Old single cask, right island but wrong distillery.
light and wispy peat smoke, some freshness underlying it there also, almost like a peated speysider. slightly spicy
Huge smoke and peppery kick, like eating a very good cigar, sweetness there too and lots of spicy pepper
Foly Huck this has got warmth to it, it grows and grows
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