Caol Ila 12 Year Old

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750ml Bottle
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  • Size: 750ml
  • Type: Scotch
  • Varietal: Single Malt
  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Proof: 92

"A seductive brininess and waves of oily peat-reek greet the olfactory sense. The palate entry finds a surprisingly buttery-creamy leaning along with the peat-reek; at midpalate the flavor becomes concentrated, oily, malty sweet, and only moderately peaty. Ends on a sweet malty note. Builds from stage to stage, each phase being better than the last. Best Buy." - 90-95 pts

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Caol Ila...Appealing!
Reviewed by: Whiskycat | January 26, 2015

On the nose, melted, salted butter and wet peat smoke, with a touch of smoldering campfire embers and smoked meat. A touch of leather, as well. On the palate, oily peat smoke, salt, pipe tobacco, and something like butter mixed with bacon grease (but not in a bad way). Perhaps a touch of vanilla, also. Finishes with smoky ash and salt, with a touch of pepper left on the tongue. The leather returns with perhaps a hint of citrus. This is more complex than I would have expected. It is not as "peat forward" as the south Islay malts, but…

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A great standard Islay.
Reviewed by: ChainChompsky | January 16, 2015

Color: Vinegar. Very light. Nose: Fresh! Peat, vanilla extract, and pine. Taste: Ginger, plum, malt, pickled okra, olive oil, and blue cheese. Bitter-sweet-umami. Finish: Bitter, with spice and smoke, creme, almond, and wormwood. Less "medicinal" than other Islays, very rounded and very good.

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Caol Ila 12 year old
Reviewed by: "Texacer" from | July 29, 2013

86 proof - Color: light grey/orange - Nose: sweet pipe tobacco smokey and peaty. sea air. a touch of BBQ - Taste: wood oil and mild essence of bacon, vanilla smokey, savory salt and pepper. simple toffee - Finish: long legs, great mouth feel very similar to a Lagavulin crossed with Laphroaig but a little muted in comparison. it coats the mouth very well. not super special 88/100

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