Friday, 18 September 2015

Caol Ila 14 yo Cask Strength

Caol Ila 14 yo Cask Strength

Official bottling
Single malt - Islay
Yellow gold
59.3% ABV

Nose: Cream, lemon zest, chillies, peaches, lillies, hints of fish sauce. With water, cream cheese, yoghurt, hints of thyme. 
Mouthfeel: Light body, tingly, airy, loose. 
Tasting:  Sweet salty. Chillies, lemon zest, lillies, soy sauce, mangoes, hints of white grapes. With water, saltier, cream, yoghurt, hints of sea salt. 
Finish: Long. Chillies, white grapes, mangoes, hints of leather. 


Unpeated Caol Ila, quite a rare beast. It's floral and fruity neat, quite unlike the distillery's usual output. But add water and it loses its delicate floral notes and becomes something more like the Caol Ila we all know and love - saltier, creamier, with a bit of funky seaside. Good for the novelty value, and a decent whisky in its own right.


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