Caol Ila 12 Year Old

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Maybe lesser loved than other big names on Islay. But we like it a lot.

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Aroma: sweet peat, fresh lemon. Pepper and trace of salt. Fresh coastal style. Some smoked pigskin (CI trademark for me) and seaweed.
Palate: pepper, peat. Smoked ham and salt. Lime, zest. Finish: salty and quiet smoky. Medium long.
Comments: clean one. Good mix of saltiness and smoke. I like that  freshness with notes of salt and zest. Sweet peat with smoked pig skin character. Just lacks some punch to be wonderful.


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