Caol Ila 1979 Malts of Scotland
Added on Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 08:46 PM
  Bottler: Malts of Scotland
  Age: 33 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 52.30 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Overseas Specialty
Distilled 03/1979     Bottled 04/2012     Bourbon Hogshead     Cask MoS 12022     280 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Piney, soft peat; lightly sweet.

 

P: Woody up front. Lightly rubbery; white pepper, light hint of malt and white nectarine.

 

F: Lightly smoky & piney, light mint and/or menthol.

 

Nice and light Caol Ila. The slightly minty finish was really nice. 

 
Sku
 

Nose:  Soft peat fumes and fruit juice.

 

Palate:  Sweet peat, but subtle enough to detect a malty background.

 

Finish:  Peaty, malty, a bit peppery.

 

One of the few peated malts that has clear malty notes as well.  Nicely done.

 
Fuji
 

N: This has lots of distillery character and screamed coal ila. Preserved fish and shellfish lead briney yet oily onslaught. There's a chalkiness to this reminiscent of cutting into dry wall. Faint notes of dry grass and wood can be found once you adjust to the brine and peat.


P: Starts off smoky and ashy with a good dose of citrus. The dark tarry notes continue with oily peat and star anise. This just makes me think of a diesel engine and motor oil.


F: Suprinsingly the finish peps up a bit with crisp peppermint.

B/B+

 
Chris
 

N: Peat, bicycle inner tube, some light BBQ notes.
P: Wow, this is very funky.   Quite dry and astringent.   Lots of iodine and Bactine.  

F:  Dry and long, layers of iodine. 

This one is an odd bird, but the overall result is still quite enjoyable.

 
Andy
 

n:  Sweet and nutty

 

p:  Peach, citrus, bit of salt.  Peppermint.

 

B/B+ 

 
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