Caol Ila 12 year old 2002/2014 - Feis Ile 2014

  • Distillery: Caol Ila
  • Distilled:
    2002
  • Bottler:
    OB
  • Bottled:
    2014
  • Age:
    12
  • ABV:
    55,5%

Matured in a bourbon/Refill American Oak Hogsheads, release of 1500 bottles.

Average rating:
87

Member ratings:

Member Review Rating
Povilas

Aroma: strong vanilla. Then lemon, pharmacy herbs and wood polish. Smoked fish, dry smoke, pepper. Dry wood, medicines. Water helps to open up the youthfullness and cask - lemon drops, vanilla and pepper with sweet peat.
Palate: sweet, spicy. Pepper, lemon, vanilla, mint, ginger. Fresh, powerful. Salt and lemon are winning the show. Just sweet side is taken by salty, maritime notes. Dried seaweed. Finish: salty, with mix of vanilla, grass and citrus fruits. Traces of cedar wood and coffee.
Comment: straightforward, fresh. Medicinal and maritime. If standard 12yo would be cask strength, I would be expecting something similar. I will try to source recent official Cask Strength.

87
 
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