7.9 (65)
Brand
Caol Ila
Age
12 years old
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
Caol Ila Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
ABV.
43.00%
Source
Diageo
In collection
335×

Review by Caol Ila

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Colour

Pale straw.

Nose

Subdued, citric fruitiness; a whiff of bath oil and dentist's mouthwash. A fresh and appetising nose, with little or no trace of smoke. A little water raises almond oil and old-fashioned oilskins; still a fresh fruitiness (lychees?), a trace of olive oil, and after a while pot pourri or scented hand-soap.

Palate

Drinks well at natural strength; sweet start; pleasant, light fragrant smokiness and a lengthy finish. Smooth, pleasant mouth-feel; with water light acidity, some salt and still the sweeter notes. A complex balance of primary tastes.

Finish

Sweet smokiness in the lingering, slightly sour finish.

Conclusion

Fresh, sweetly fruity and smooth-bodied, 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.

Source: Diageo