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Caol Ila
Whisky: Caol Ila 1996-2012
Serie: Old Particular
Age: 17 years
Type: Single malt
Distilled: 09-1996
Bottled: 10-2012
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
Cask #: 10020
Bottles: 276
Strength: 48.4%
Distillery: Caol Ila Distillery
Bottler: Douglas Laing (pre May 2013)
Country: Scotland: Islay
Date: 27-03-2014
Nose: Dry burned wood, slightly smoky, gentle fruit in the background.
Flavour: Dusty charcoal, some ash, overripe red fruits in the background, dry peat, stophoest candy.
Body: Greasy at the sides of your mouth, dry at your palate.
Comments: By making your mouth like an old fireplace it's one of those with a rare distinct character. Though it would benefit greatly from a few flavors more it's a great whisky nonetheless.
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