Caol Ila 1984 / 29 Year Old / Sherry Cask / Signatory

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Caol Ila 1984 / 29 Year Old / Sherry Cask / Signatory
70cl / 54.7%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A sherry cask release of 1984 vintage Caol Ila, bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange by the fine folks at Signatory. This was an easy "yes" when selecting which casks we would bottle with Signatory - soft peat, rich sherry, lots of fruit and excellent balance.
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More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionIslayBottlerSignatoryAge29 Year OldVintage1984Bottling Date23 September 2013Cask TypeRefill SherryCask Number2758No of Bottles225
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Billy A

Nose: Sweet fruit and heavy smoke - pineapple, green apple, and hints of tar and bung cloth. Brioche, butter and medicinal hints - swimming pools and fabric elastoplast. Wet blankets, spiced fruit cake and sugared raisins.

Palate: Thick on the palate and sweet to start, with heavy minerality and coal smoke following behind. Hints of rockpool brine, sweet lemon sherbert and green fern vegetality. Water knocks out some heat, revealing more minerality and some darker earthy notes.

Finish: Floral touches, candied lemon peel, coal dust and lingering sweet woody spice.

Comment: Restrained sherry notes and lots of freshness makes this quite a different beast to most Caol Ilas, sherried or not. The fruit and seaside notes are there, all backed up with sherry cask richness and spice.

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