Nose is the typical Caol Ila smoke (sort of campfire-y wood smoke), plus a strong antiseptic aspect in a way that's unusual for this distillery. The palate is what the nose advertises -- smokey and very medicinal/antiseptic. Finish is long, charcoal-y, and still antiseptic. Not one for novices, I just don't think they'd like it. Title: "Burning Hospital In a Glass." You know, a fun burning hospital where nobody gets hurt... B
Retaste (blind): Nose is interesting, sterile bandages, medicinal. Palate has a yummy smokey-campfire thing going on, peppery. The style of smoke plus the pepper made me peg this as Caol Ila. B [Always reassuring when notes line up like this!]
Sweet sherry and peaty nose with a hot but really easy-drinking palate. Something of a rubbery glue taste that puts me off slightly. Long to super long finish...or maybe it was the first dram of the night.....will need to re-taste.