Notes By Riegger .. Caol Ila 30yo 1984-2014 Riegger's Selection Ripe, soft and smoky! The three keywords that best describe the whole thing.
Nose: rich smoke, some peat, reminiscent of fresh sea air, downright maritime, straight grain, even slightly sweet behind the Rauchfasade. All in all, very complex.
Palate: at first very soft and round, the smoky note shows itself only gently and comes to its best advantage after swallowing. Slight saltiness, fine wood smoke, reminiscent of barbecue.
Then some white chocolate with pepper.
The 56% are barely palatable, very round, only on the tongue you can tell the cask strength.
After a while, flavors of caramel and vanilla appear. Very complex.
With a little water: the smoky note remains perfectly preserved, on the palate it is almost a flatterer.
Looks almost fruity and sweet behind the smoke.