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Monday, January 25, 2016

Caol Ila 18 yo (1993/2012), SMWS 53.168, 59,3 %

Review #237
This whisky is called “Elastoplast on a roasted tongue” and come from a refill sherry butt. Only 596 bottles were made. The smell is full of sweet peat and is very rough on the nose. Some light fruity notes in the background behind the alcohol.

POW! A heavy arrival at the first sip. Some plums and vanilla in the taste, but not like a classic sherry influenced whisky. The finish is great, and now some classic sherry influence with dried fruits comes forward.

For an 18 year old whisky the notes from the oak is pretty impressive. If you find it to strong or rough, give it some water and it mellows and some sweetness appear. I will rate this 88/100 (21/22/23/22).

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