Saturday, 12 February 2011

Whisky Discovery #8

Caol Ila 12 Year Old (43% abv, OB, Bottled +/- 2011 70cl) 
Islay Single Malt Whisky
Circa £30 –£35

February's official bottle
Yet another eBay purchase, actually two purchases. Initially a 20cl bottle which was quickly followed by the full-size bottle.

Caol Ila is another Islay malt. Fresh, sweetly fruity and smooth-bodied, the Caol Ila 12 year old  is the colour of pale straw, with a delicate balance of tastes.
The clean, appetising nose shows subtle citrus fruit with just a puff of smoke. Firm and smooth, it begins sweetly then yields a fragrant smokiness and a sweet-smoky, lingering finish.

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