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A very interesting new 18 year old single cask Caol Ila, at a good price... exclusively available in Canada from KWM, we don't expect these to last long. This single cask of Caol Ila, 14/1001, from Berry Brother's & Rudd has curiously been bottled at 40%, which is unusual for the distillery.
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: leathery with dark fruits, chocolate, sweet tobacco and gentle earthy peat; some maritime notes, bright orange, dried apricots, cranberries and macerated raisins; subtle maritime smoky tones, seafood medley and pancetta.
Palate: meaty, thick and chewy, round and fruity, with juicy malt and building clean elegant smoke; staying round the whisky becomes earthy with salty maritime notes of scallops and lagostines in butter, but also bacon and pancetta; salted caramel, it is still orangey with apricots, raisins, dates and figs.
Finish: long, thick and coating; round-salty-smoky-malt, cooked pancetta and dried fruits linger long on the palate.
Comment: this is a lovely malt, but I can only dream how much more magnificent it would have been at 46% or cask strength... still, this is a superb 18 year old Caol Ila.
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