Caol Ila 12 Year SV Cask Strength 2006 56.7%

Caol Ila 12 Year SV Cask Strength 2006 56.7% Cask No. 311564

Nose: Peat, maritime notes of sea salt and seaweed, lemon peel, pear, salted caramel, buttery popcorn, fresh and lively

Palate: Medium to thick mouth feel, creamy, loads of black pepper spice but not hot, sweet and salty, barbecue, medium peat, apples, pears, citrus and honey sweetness

Finish: Salty, peppery, fruity, medium to long length, lingering peat and smoke

Rating: 87/100 – Excellent | Really quite exceptional

This is my first bottle of Caol Ila and I’m loving it. It does an excellent job of marrying sweet with peat without needing to rely on sherry casks. Instead the malt character can shine and bring loads of salty maritime notes and bright citrus fruits. Clean and wonderfully balanced. Awesome stuff.

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