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Caol Ila 12 Year Old Unpeated (2010 Release) Review

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.

Tasting Notes & Details


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

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Caol Ila 12 Year Old Unpeated (2010 Release)
Age: 12
ABV: 57.60
Distiller: Caol Ila
Bottler: Caol Ila
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 31/01/2013 by Tom

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