Saturday, 8 May 2010

Caol Ila 1996 The Distllers Edition, Moscatel Finished 43% 70cl

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Distilled 1996

Caol Ila Single Malt Scotch Whisky Double Matured Tasting Note..

An extraordinarily stylish and complex double-matured expression of Caol Ila; the Moscatel cask wood not over-evident; richly flavoured yet also drying and finely balanced.

Strength: 43% ABV Distillery Edition
Appearance: Clear gold

Nose: Wonderfully concentrated pure, clean Caol Ila – peaty and medicinal, with rich fruit, spicy and fragrant. With water, the fragrant smokiness comes singing through.

Body: Medium.

Palate: Sweetness and maltiness strike first, then are quickly overwhelmed by peat smoke and intense, clean, crisp flavours. Caol Ila’s signature smoky bonfires are here, and build to quite a size. Overall, drying, in a beautifully balanced, complex, elegant development with cinnamon spice.

Finish: Long, rounded, robust and mulit-layered.

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