Caol Ila 30 2014 Release

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 55.1%
Score: 94 points

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 2014 Release. Image courtesy Diageo. This expression was distilled in 1983, and is part of Diageo’s 2014 Special Releases series.

The nose is smoky and sweet…beef barbecue on the grill balanced by subtle touches of fresh berries, pine, cedar, and a slight maltiness. The taste is smoky and earthy with a touch of burnt matches at first, followed by tart berries, hints of thick cough syrup and a touch of licorice leading into the finish, which also has a long, sweet smokiness, a touch of briny wet sand, and a hint of chocolate mint in the background. Excellent! (February, 2015)

Mark Gillespie

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