Caol Ila 1992 Signatory Cask Strength
Added on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008 at 11:53 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 15 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1992 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.90 % Region: Islay
  Price: $65 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled 02/06/1992   Bottled 15/03/2008 (UK dating)
Matured in a Hogshead   268 bottles
Cask no. 08/131
Member Ratings and Notes
Nose is medicinal and smokey.  The palate is like the nose, though more medicine/iodine/bandages than smoke.  That's a bit nontraditional for a Caol Ila in my experience, typically a campfire-type smoke is what dominates, and the smoke behind the antiseptic stuff here is more of a restrained, less spicy type.  Water accentuates a pleasant sweetness and tames the flames. 
N: Smokey peat reek, as expected.  A little charcoal, baby powder, and grass (the legal kind).
P: Same theme on the palate, nothing stellar to report here for an Islay, but favors well against all single malts. [Some might say such a comparison is silly, unfair, or biased, but I don't care.  I can say whatever I want.  Tacopants.  See, that isn't even a real word.  Who's gonna stop me?]  Pleasantly sweet and full flavored.
F: Gets slightly sooty in the finish, a minor detraction (to me). Very very long.
Overall a solid bottling. 
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