This is an unbelievable Coal Ila. It is brilliantly vibrant. Understandably, the quick effect on the sense of taste is the peat smoke, yet there’s so much else going ahead here, as well: smoked olives, ocean growth, salt and pepper, all set on a delicately sweet bed of toffee and vanilla fudge. Waiting smoke, olives, and ocean growth on the wrap up.
Area – Bursting with intense flavor, Caol Ila Scotch does equity to its Islay home.
Appearance – Pale straw.
Nose – Subdued, citrus fruitiness; a whiff of shower oil and dental practitioner’s mouthwash. A crisp and tempting nose, with next to zero hint of smoke.
Body – Smooth, pleasant mouth-feel: firm with a light to medium body.
Sense of taste – Drinks well at common quality; sweet begin; pleasant, light fragrant smokiness and a long wrap up.
Complete – Sweet smokiness in the waiting, marginally acrid wrap up.