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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Caol Ila 21 yo (1993/2014), SMWS 53.216, 60,6 %

From Scotch Malt Whisky Society comes this 21 year old Caol Ila. It is called ‘BBQ in pine-clad dunes’ and is from a Refill Ex-Sherry Butt. It is one of 597 bottles. The smell is good but a bit weak. Sweet sherry notes and hints of peat.

There is peat, lemongrass, honey and raisins in the taste. The first that comes to mind in the finish is dates. After this some subtle peat and some subtle sherry notes.

This is a nice well balanced Caol Ila. I just love the subtle peat in the older Islay whiskies. I will give this 90/100 (21/23/23/23).

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