Wow this is great!
I get fresh sherry, a bit wine-y, peat, red berries, some bacon and new shoes on the nose. In fact, there’s a whole shoe store in there, new sneakers, leather shoes that was newly polished. Sweet and after a while there’s some wood.
Tastewise it’s oily, sweet and totally mouth coating, almost like cream. Some liqorice, peat smoke and again, new shoes.
Finish is lingering forever, peat smoke, sweetish and very pleasant. No bitterness at all!
This is one unbelievable Caol ila. Not a punch in the face Islay but a Islay whisky where the smoke is complementary, not in the driver seat.
Great job Adelphi, just my kind of Islay whisky!