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Saturday, 9 June 2012

7 WHISKIES BOTTLED BY ADELPHI - PART VI

Caol Ila 1983 28yo 54%, refill bourbon hogshead#1463, 250 bottles, Adelphi

Nose:
Gristy, coke smoke, not giving much off of its nose, this one...though lots of sweet spirit character, some grassy/hay notes maybe and some traces of yeast as well -  a fairly inactive cask this one?

Taste:
Oily, some citrus fruits and oak present, maybe the cask wasnt all that inactive after all, white pepper, peat attack in the back of the mouth, with waves of tinned fruits hitting 2-3 times before disappearing. Oak spices ends the whole barrage...

A very nicely balanced CI that gave more than the nose suggested. A nice one!

87/100!

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