Caol Ila 1996/2009 Distillers Edition

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Finished in Moscatel sherry casks. It gives some sweeteness for this maritime smoky malt.

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Aroma: sweet peat with honey. There are some maritime notes also. Some coal.
Palate: even more sweet. Honey, maple syrup mix well with cranberry juice and liquorice. Fruity and peppery, as usual for Caol Ila but with  additional pleasant sweet cacao and cinnamon spice mix. Finish: long, warm, peaty and bit peppery.
Comments: like many people I know, I prefer sherry/smoke combination. This, as Laga DE pleases me well also. Right malt for  a good price. Good to replace your dessert (did I mention I always choose whisky for a dessert instead of something else?)


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