Distilled/Owned by: Caol Ila / Bottled Gordon & Macphail (Binnys)
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Aged For: 7 Years (2007 Distillation)
Cask Type: Ex-bourbon
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Color: Light gold
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Fresh coastal peat, citrus, honeycomb, toasted bread, cocoa powder
Mouthfeel: Oily, full bodied
Palate/Taste: Starts as a buttery vanilla, shifting over time to cocoa with chili powder. A bit of tropical fruit.
Finish: Warm, with an intense smokiness. Pepper and an aftertaste of honeycomb.
Thoughts: Much better than the OB 12 year bottling, the rich body and wave of flavors were excellent.
Score: 84 out of 100