Caol Ila 10 Unpeated

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 65.8%
Score: 90 points

Distillery manager Billy Stitchell refers to this as “Caol Ila Native,” and it shows the spirit’s natural character. The nose is smooth and sweet with grassy notes and no burn despite the high strength. The taste is spicy and peppery, and fades slowly to reveal notes of dust, rose petals, vanilla, and grass with a nice maltiness. The finish is dry, peppery, and long. It’s hard to find, but well worth seeking out.

Mark Gillespie

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