Cao lla 11yr SMWS 53.297 “Stampede of Peat” Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Cao lla 11yr SMWS 53.297
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Cao lla 11yr SMWS 53.297 “Stampede of Peat”

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  • Distiller:

    Caol Ila

  • Bottler:

    SMWS

  • ABV:

    58%

  • Age:

    11 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Caol Ila, bottled by SMWS after 11 years of aging in an ex-bourbon barrel. This bottling, "Stampede of Peat" is bottled at cask strength, with no coloring or filtering. Let's see how it is.

  • Nose:

    Honey, musty caramel, big peat and a wet slap of briney smoke. Fungal and very marine.

  • Taste:

    Thin to medium mouth feel, although there is some heat. Sweet lemon, honey and a slap of peat smoke. Ashy and fungal. Not much else going on.

  • Finish:

    Long, really hot. Punishing hot almost. Lots of peat, smoke, ash and brine. Dead sea stuff.

  • Overall:

    This is ok. Nothing bad about it, but it's a hair hot, and also sort of lacking complexity. Could reach higher.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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