Caol Ila 1994 Connoisseur's Choice
Added on Thursday, Jun 26, 2008 at 06:14 PM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1994 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Peat, campfire.
P: Burnt bacon, initially overpowering but some complexity emerges.
F: Some sweetness saves it from disaster.
Seems like there are a lot of Caol Ila's out there like this, just too much smoke and not enough else. 
Nose of wood smoke and bacon.  My initial reaction when it hits my mouth is "No."  It's such a pure smoke flavor that it's initially very disagreeable... yet after a few sips, I'm liking it... the highlights are mouth-filling flavors of smoke, with hints of fudge/toffee.  But the lowlights are like chewing fresh charcoal, which keeps the rating way down. 
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