Caol Ila 19 year old 1995/2014 - for la Maison du Whisky by Signatory (Signatory)

  • Distillery: Caol Ila
  • Distilled:
    1995
  • Bottler:
    Signatory
  • Bottled:
    2014
  • Age:
    19
  • ABV:
    54,3%

1995.1.24-2014.8.06, hogshead#456, 303 bottles.

Average rating:
90

Member ratings:

Member Review Rating
Povilas

Aroma: lemon drops, delicate notes of vanilla, pharmacy herbs. Dried tropical fruit notes. More and more of a leather, ashes and peat. Some notes are already here which are more specific to 25-30 years old Caol Ila's.
Palate: saltiness and sweetness tango - lemon, vanilla, salt, pepper and smoke. Ripe fruits in the background, supported by ashes and herbs. Finish: salty, long. Iodine, ashes, rosemary, lemon.
Comment: straightforward, open and complex. Clean, flawless character. I love this distillery - they produce a lot, give a lot to indie bottles, who provide gems like this usually. I like it's not shadowed by active cask.

90
 
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