Excerpt: I would recommend tasting it next to other Islay whiskies for a fun comparison, to help highlight the particular styles of each distillery. This is definitely a Scotch worth trying for all whisky drinkers.
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This is Caol Ilas 12yr old expression from their core line of age stated products.
Smokey with mild vegetation. Lots of sweet honey and mild brine.
There's a lot of smoke followed by custard sweetness. I'm amazed at how much salty caramel follows. For being smokey, it's a really sweet dram to me and I love it. There's a tiny bit of vegetable notes, but not in an off putting way. This salty, smokey, sweet profile is really starting to become a favorite of mine.
Medium to long. Sweet and smokey, taking turns having their moment. Gentle, but it is fairly low proof.
This is a very solid pour with great balance.
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