Caol Ila Cask Strength Single Malt
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A medicinal smoky nose introduces the strongest character, bottled at cask strength and “clean as an operating theatre”. Smooth and light to start, it becomes strong, clean and assertive in flavour. Firm and smooth on the palate with sweetness again turning to sea saltiness. A pleasant, sustained, lightly charred finish.
It's usual with cask strength malts to add water, but don't add too much. This bottling is surprisingly mellow for the strength.
Amber in appearance. The nose is carbolic, with a beach-bonfire smokiness behind. Then medicinal, lightly floral. Clean as an operating theatre! With water, the medicine softens, making way for damp wool and steam engines. A firm, smooth body. A very sweet tasting start; clean, aggressive, smoky, warming. Reduced, smooth and mildly sweet; light acidity and salty. Mild, compared to the flavour at natural strength. Needs little water. A pleasant, lightly charred and lingering finish.
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