Caol Ila 2009
70cl / 46%
Carn Mor TWE Exclusive
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Carn Mor
Caol Ila is Islay’s biggest distillery and a producer of incredible whiskies. The crisp and smoky flavour is a concentration of the island’s character and this Whisky Exchange exclusive bottled by Carn Mor is classic Caol Ila. Packed with earthy peat, maritime malt and coastal smoke, it’s a great aperitif or hip flask dram – just the thing for walks on a frosty beach.
- Liquorice root
- Iodine (tcp)
Caol Ila 2009 Reviews
Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Sweet, with earthy peat smoke, barley sugar, mint and pine. Stormy seas and bandages follow.
Palate: Sweetness, coal dust and peat lead. Then liquorice, chocolate and apples, before peppery pine.
Finish: Pine, mint, menthol and barley sugar slowly fade to leave singed apples and liquorice.
Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott
Nose: Sweet and candied, with earthy peat and pungent smoke. Barley sugar and spearmint tussle with freshly dropped pine needles and piles of green leaves, with a background of stormy seas, medicine cabinets and cloth bandages.
Palate: A burst of sweetness gives way to TCP, brine and orchard fruit. Coal stoves, coal dust and smokily burning peat build, along with liquorice, 100% cocoa chocolate and intensely fruity stewed apples. Pine and menthol pop-up before the end, with a menthol tingle and peppery spice.
Finish: Pine, mint, menthol and barley sugar slowly fade to leave singed apples, liquorice and smouldering oak.
Comment: A fresh and fruity Caol Ila, balancing sweetness with sharpness and a complex smokiness that belies its comparative youth.
1 Customer Review
Not your typical Islay. Less intense smoke with an more rounded flavour. Its only weakness is it's younger years. PS Caol Ila is one of the Islay's I haven't tried so can't compare this to their standard.