Caol Ila 30 year old 1982 - 4th release (Archives)

  • Distillery: Caol Ila
  • Distilled:
    1982
  • Bottler:
    Archives
  • Bottled:
    2012
  • Age:
    30
  • ABV:
    51,2%

Archives, bottlers for Netherlands and creators of whiskybase.com do some very nice releases. This one - good example.

Average rating:
90

Member ratings:

Member Review Rating
Povilas

Aroma: sweet peat with lemon and drops of honey. Wet wood coal and salt. Feels like sitting to bonfire at the sea on the rain. Water gives more fruitiness - lemon notes, also pineapple and orange.
Palate: gentle smoke and salt trace mix well with fruits and wood. NIce notes of lemon, orange peel, pineapple. Honey, oranges with some peppermint and aniseed. Finish: warm, delicate, lots of lemon drops and salt.
Comments: water is not necessary (at least for me), it's enough to give time to it and let the bouquet to open up. I was surpised by it's complexity and variety. It develops really well during the time. Cautious, delicate Caol Ila. I love that character of lemon drops with pepper. HIs time it's so elegant and wonderful.

90
 

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