Caol Ila 12

Caol Ila 12

Price: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Caol Ila / Diageo

Region: Islay

43% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Pale straw

Nose: Salty, sea air, peat moss, lemon, brine, and buttered biscuits.

Taste: Lemon, and let me emphasize LEMON. Citrus notes, sweet yet still smokey. Salty brine. On the thin side as far as texture and palate.

Finish: More lemons, oak, and a bit of chocolate. Short with almost no warmth

Thoughts: Not to much peat, and the sweet citrus and saltiness don’t make for an over complex drink, but it’s not a bad one.

Score: 78 out of 100

 

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