He has clear tendencies towards a young Coal Ila, even if he is still missing something.
Interesting whisky, but why should I drink something like a young Caol ila when the market is full of actual Caol Ilas, which are also cheaper?
In the nose, the 138.1 looks much more complex. Mineral smoky, lemon, fried seafood, sour white wine. Goes towards an 8 year old Caol Ila.
First oily in the mouth with medicinal peat then Riesling. Very mineral, the mouth delivers what the nose promises. Warming, the seafood from the nose fell into the fire shortly before dinner.
Overall, a razor-sharp profile of an Islay whisky.
Mineral, salty, longer and significantly less bitter than the 138.2