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Caol Ila 12 year old

When I go back to Islay this distillery and Bunnahabain are going to the top of my must visit list. The nose has peat smoke but also some complexity and subtle fruit notes I could not quite define but kept me interested.   The taste is smooth and silky with vanilla, fudge even toffee along with green grass or maybe green wood.  The peat is also there and builds for a long smoky but not overpowering finish with perhaps a hint of salty sea spray. A more understated and sophisticated Islay.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': Yes

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