Caol Ila Cl1 Elements of Islay
Added on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 10:35 AM
  Bottler: Speciality Drinks Ltd
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 62.90 % Region: Islay
  Price: $45 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
This was a very pleasant start to an evening -- the nose is like a refined Ardbeg with lots of peat, but restrained enough to allow some cereal grain aromas to come through.  Smells just like the still room overlooking Jura across the seaway. The palate is full and complex with smoked bacon, apple, and still some maltiness of the grain.  Rather drinkable for 62% ABV.  A little water makes it more so and brings out a bit more citrus and honey. The finish is salty, crisp and refreshing.  Would be a great complement to hearty sandwich or grilled meat.

After a second tasting, this really needs to be first of the night. Does not hold up after other whiskies.  But it's a nice start. 
Very strange, has more of an Ardbeg profile (sweet and lemony smoke) than Caol Ila (dry and sooty smoke).  She's young and hot and just won't shut up.  Worth a one night stand. 

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