Caol Ila 2008 Hepburn's Choice
Added on Monday, Mar 2, 2015 at 08:41 AM
  Bottler: Hunter Laing
  Age: 5 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2008 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 61.10 % Region: Islay
  Price: $50 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled 2014 for K&L   Refill Hogshead    315 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes

The nose, not surprisingly, is young, peated malt. The palate is very sweet with lots of peat. There's a slight bitterness late in the palate and into the finish which counteracts the sweetness, and it finishes with lots of nice peat on the nose. It's five year old Caol Ila, and that's exactly what it tastes like.




n:  Red hots and young sweet whisky


p:  Sweet and salty.  Werthers original.  Reminds me of the original Elements of Islay Caols.  Almost exactly like a seasalt macaroon.  Happiness!

Very very faint color. Nice smoke, one dimensional, what you would expect for a 5yr Caol Ila honestly. On the tongue, actually a little more oak than I was expecting, but at the end of the day the peat shines through. [3/4/15] 

n: sweet paper smoke and dried lemon peel. Scorched lemon custard, wet grass, and red cinnamon candy.


t: initial is sharp cinnamon candy sweetness that turns vegetal in the middle. Heavy white pepper and wood char. Burnt coconut flakes in damp earth finish. Interesting, but just too raw.  [B-.]

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