Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Part of Diageo’s 2014 Special Releases, this 1983 Caol Ila was aged for 30 years in a combination of refill American and refill European oak casks. A release of 7,638 bottles (RRP £425).
Sampled on 11/09/2014
Clear, golden amber.
Toasted pencil shavings, grass, cigarette ash and toffee. Water opens grassiness with crushed mint leaves.
Peat is initially subdued but then kicks in and grows. Menthol, chamois leather, peachy fruit and light saltiness. Water subdues peat and reveals apple fruit.
Long chewy finish with maritime saltiness and lingering peat-smoke.
Closure: Natural cork stopper