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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Saturday, 5 January 2013


Following my short streak of recent Archive bottlings by the Whiskybase-team, here's a look at their recent Caol Ila which is an entirely different creature than most CI's.

Caol Ila 1990 22yo (xx.11.1990/xx.11.2012) 56,3%, ex-bourbon hogshead#13121, 130 bottles, Archives

Colour is white wine

Fresh, coastal, salt and beaches, citrus, some faint farmyard notes, 'green' peat/fresh wood burning.

Lovely arrival, first on citrus and gooseberries, then a wave of sweet peat and heathery notes. A very mellow Caol Ila and not at all what you'd expect from an Islay giant like Caol Ila... and certainly not one at 56,3%

Again a good pick by CJ and Menno at Whiskybase, though it's different, in form of a more laid back style of Caol Ila... Still available here


1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious! This is a distillery I need to explore more. But it's very difficult to get here. Cheers, have a Nice Weekend!