- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 26 Feb 2010 1:17 am
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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 12-year-old
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.35 points
- Also seen with bottle code L7234CM000 03558977
- Always a solid Islay, a lot of work goes into keeping this malt consistent. Really nice peat-centric dram.
Wet stones just after the frist rain, when the rain is all dirty. Piss-extinguished campfire. Cut slate. Really earthy mineral peat. Salt. The dentist's room. Ammonia. A hint of sticky woodspice. Some frgrant herbal notes, pepperment and fennel.
Salty earth, leading onto woodsmoke and wax with a slight sweet lemony flourish and then a big lump of steaming earthy peat.
Medium length. Very salty earth and peat with a slight lingering minty, lemony note.
- Even for fans of peaty whiskys an impertinence. The gum flavor settles in the mouth and thwarts even after half an hour any further tastings.
very intense, resinous, smoked salmon, slightly medicated, cork, old wood, leathery
first impression: car tires !, then leather, salty-maritime
long-lasting to persistent, bitter, dry, corky in the end, peaty.
- Nice and peaty, phenolic, not sweet, more salty, very full but seems to lack something in the balance. I love peat and definitely love this one, due to its recognisable differences from Laphroaigh and Ardbeg.