The Single Cask Caol Ila 13 Years Old

The Single Cask
Caol Ila 13 Years Old
The Single Cask

ABV: 54.5%
Country: Scotland
Style: Single Malt
Price per bottle: GB£82.00
Availability: Travel Retail

Phoebe Calver – 8.0

Nose: A lovely combination of salty peat, citrus peel, orange marmalade and damp wood. Some fresh elderflower notes, too. 
Palate: Follows through from the nose, with more peatiness, sea salt, delicate oak spice and slices of juicy orange. 
Finish: Lingering with the peat and light elderflower. 
Comments: A really lovely interplay between the peat and freshness. I would definitely sit with this for a while and enjoy.

Christopher Coates – 7.9

Nose: Wood smoke, coal dust, moss, menthol, eucalyptus and olive brine. Pear drop and liquorice. 
Palate: Medium-light bodied, but with prickly ginger heat that subsides with time. Sweet ripe red apples and pears. A little cucumber and celery, seared and smoked on a barbeque. Heather honey on burnt white bread, with more pear drop.
Finish: Medium-short. Evaporates and dries out, leaving apple core.
Comments: Spirit forward. Bracing but invigorating, like standing on Islay’s coast in the wind and spray. 

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