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Monday, 14 January 2013

CAOL ILA 1991 53.171 'STRANGELY FASCINATING' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

Let's review another Caol Ila from the SMWS while we're at it.

Caol Ila on-site warehouse - August 2009 © The Malt Desk
Caol Ila 1991 53.171 (15.01.1991/xx.09.2012) 21yo 'Strangely Fascinating' 52,7%, refill ex-bourbon hogshead, 253 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is white wine

Nose:
Vanilla, citrus, fresh wet flower bed, ale notes, ginger, oily - crushed sunflower seeds, the peat smoke is fairly laid back inthis one.

Taste:
How do they got so much coastal character in a whisky? Seaweed and fresh salty breeze, smoky fruits - like roasting them on a stick over a bonfire. Very light in style and ery candy like. Peat and spices mid to end palate balances things out a bit, though it does seem a little hot at times.

Age certainly plays a role in this one with the oak coming in at the end - also a nice one!

87/100!

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