8.4 (1)
Merk
Caol Ila
Expressie
Unpeated Stitchell Reserve
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distilleerderij
Caol Ila Distillery
Herkomst
Islay, Schotland
Jaar van uitgave
2013
ABV.
59,60%
Bron
Diageo
In collectie
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Review door Caol Ila

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Kleur

Clear, olive gold. Light beading.

Geur

At full strength, immediately clean, aromatic and fresh: like inhaling Friar’s Balsam. After this first blast, more reticent; softly sweet, then a vivid freshness like that of crisp green fruit or lemon zest. Water raises a fruity, nutty honeyed sweetness and a faint note of treacle, with perhaps just a hazy hint of smoke.

Smaak

Drinks well straight; has an intense and in your face style, with a most appealing smooth, lightly oily texture. Firm, clean and fresh throughout. Intense and mouth-filling, with a great initial surge of sweet spiciness unaccompanied by the usual signature phenols of peated Caol Ila or indeed, much fruit. Becoming honey-nutty (nut brittle, with a dark edge of treacle bitterness) then finally, warming and drying. A good splash of water develops these flavours; it’s tongue- coating and appetisingly bitter-sweet now, leaving a spicy dryness as the tide of flavour ebbs.

Afdronk

Aromatic, spicy and drying; a balancing bitter edge embraces more of the soft nutty, biscuity notes, always maintaining that essential freshness overall.

Bron: Diageo