The German company Sansibar bottled this young Islay for the Dutch Whisky Association. What a beautiful label. This very pale whisky is around 8 years old.
Oh, such a dirty nose! Farm scents, cow pat, rotting plants, vase water… wonderful! What? Yes, this works like a charm. It is upholstered with citrus, seaweeds, a doused campfire and olive oil. And a good dose of dark sugar to counterfoot it all.
It shows it’s true nature on the palate. Citrus, vanilla, sea salt, stockfish, white fruit… this is Caol Ila! Lovely development of smoke and very quaffable.
The finish may be somewhat short, but it is smoky sweet.
The nose was not easy, but on the palate it almost becomes a card player’s whisky. Boy, young Coal Ila can be so darn good… thanks, Marcel!