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Whisky Reviews for Sound of Islay 2008 TTOW
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points
- By Serge:
"This new one by some friendly new wee Polish bottlers is said to be Caol Ila. Because the sound of Islay is not “gulp!”, mind you (although…), it’s the name of the sea inlet that separates Jura from Islay. But of course, you knew that… Colour: white wine. Nose: pristine, dry, ashy, with litres of lime juice and seawater, creosote, charcoal, soot, and fresh almonds. With water: gets kilny. An old tweed jacket forgotten in a kiln, plus some new wellies and a little tarry rubber. Right, wellies. Mouth (neat): sharp, precise, it would cut you into halves. Smoked lemon juice, seawater, gherkin brine, even green olives. It’s not the first time that I’m noticing that Caol Ila’s distillate got pretty sharper and peatier in recent years. Am I not right? With water: and saltier yet! Seawater, oysters, kelp, lemon… Only the langoustines are missing. Finish: long, on pretty much the same flavours. A lot of brine in the aftertaste. Comments: I really think they upped their game at Caol Ila. Forget about the ‘gentle peater’ from the old days.
SGP:467 - 88 points."