Caol Ila 2007
70cl / 46%
8 Year Old Signatory TWE Exclusive
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Dark Chocolate
Caol Ila 2007 Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy A
Nose: Soft, sweet and earthy peat, with a flash of sea-spray sharpness. Rich sweetness emerges from behind the smoke – malt loaf, sultanas, salted caramel and hints of fruity dark chocolate. Time in the glass reveals lighter flavours of lemon, lime and sweet Muscat grapes.
Palate: Sweet and savoury up front, with salted nuts meeting barley sugar and hints of Parma violets. Rich and earthy peat smoke sits at the core, with a surround of citrus and clove.
Finish: Sharp lime and apple, gravelly smoke and rye crispbread fade to dark chocolate and cinnamon spice.
Comment: Much darker in character than the light colour suggests, with a weighty backbone complemented by zesty and spicy flavours.
2 Customer Reviews
At this price this one should be a no-brainer for any fan of spirit-forward peaters. Really commendable stuff and the only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because I have to have something left to give to bottles like Cl7 was.