An odd bird this one. A non-age statement unpeated Caol Ila. Typically unpeated Caol Ila carries an age statement but not this one and its youth shows. One of the more potent whiskies I've had and it could have used a bit more age to take the edge of. The heat on the finish tends to wipe out the preceding taste(s) still on the palette. Alright so here we go:
N: Through the thick alcohol fog that blows off this one you get vanilla and butter. I am struggling to detect any fruit here.
P:A kick in the nut sack right up front but step over that and there is honey and caramel beyond. Shades of smokiness. Wow. Potent
F:Hot and quick. A little bit drying too.
Definitely one to finish with. Your taste buds can become a bit singed from the raw nature of this one. Still, it was kind of fun.