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Caol Ila 10 year old Islay single malt Scotch whisky - The Single Malts of Scotland

Caol Ila 10 year old Islay single malt Scotch whisky - The Single Malts of Scotland

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As an independent bottler, Speciality Drinks Ltd searches for casks from the different distilleries around Scotland, looking for the best malts to share with whisky enthusiasts the world over. Each cask is sampled and only if it is found to be of the best quality will it be bottled in the Single Malts of Scotland range as a Single Cask or as part of a small batch. 

Caol Ila Distillery is found off the west coast of Scotland on the isle of Islay. A distillery with an exceptional reputation for consistently producing the highest quality malt. 

a review... Colour: white wine. Nose: crystal-clean young-yet-mature CI in the style of that second Or Sileis. That is to say very clean, fresh, coastal, oystery (!) and lemony, with a rougher medicinal touch (mercurochrome). With water: there, raw wool and beach sand. You cannot be against that. Mouth (neat): excellent, creamier, fruitier, with this feeling of smoky limoncello that would just always work. No further literature needed (literature?) With water: and there, salt, brine, oysters, green peppercorns, turmeric, bitter zests. Finish: long, very pleasantly bitter. Comments: I would say you need a great sherry cask to fetch a very high score at such a low-tennish (reminds me of an old joke involving Sean Connery) age, but this sure is the nearest best thing. Forgot to mention bitter almonds yet again. 87 points - whiskyfun.com

Bottled without chill filtration or colour additions at a natural cask strength of 57.9% ABV.

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