Caol Ila. 12 Years
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Caol Ila
Age: 12 Years
Dk Price: $60/400dkk
Points: 85/100 Points
Ila is not the typical Islay whisky, as we all know it. It is lighter than most
of its Islay brothers and the sea air smell, that so many of the other Islay
distilleries is famous for, is gone. Properly because Caol Ila don't store
there barrels on Islay.
The nose is fresh with sweet malt and citrus counterbalancing the soft
medicinal, (not like Laphroaig 10) iodine, bonfire, and tar.
The taste is oily
soft and clean with a soft smoky syrup taste and a hint of lime.
The long finish fills your mouth with gentle salty smoke.
Caol Ila 12 is defiantly a great dram, and a suitable evening starter, to make
way, for the more heavy smoky peat monsters from Islay.