Caol Ila / Caol Ila

Caol Ila 12 Year Old Review

Caol Ila 12 Year OldThis is one of those drams that as a serious whisky drinker you really should be trying at some point, unless you don't like peat - in that case don't bother, as this Caol Ila 12 Year Old is not only one of the very many step up drams to other peat monsters but it's also got a huge amount of character to it.

For me this is pretty much a smoked bacon roll with brown sauce in a glass, and it showcases some of e really good things about peaty whiskies, the lovely meaty notes and the underlying sweetness.

Of course there are better peat monsters out there, but this is one that you should try at least once.

Why not grab a bottle (or a dram) from Master of Malt and see for yourself.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

this dram starts off with a huge note of BBQ spare ribs to start with but then it becomes freshly made bacon rolls with proper HP brown sauce, there's a hint of chalkiness in here too.

Palate

Bacon rolls with HP brown sauce, a touch of earthyness and a hint of sweet grape juice

Finish

Very very smoky and hugely sweet

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Caol Ila 12 Year Old
Age: 12
ABV: 43.00
Distiller: Caol Ila
Bottler: Caol Ila
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 12/03/2014 by Tom



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