Caol Ila 2009 6yr Old Malt Cask Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Caol Ila 2009 6yr Old Malt Cask

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  • Distiller:

    Caol Ila

  • Bottler:

    Old Malt Cask

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    6 Years

  • Intro:

    This is a younger Caol Ila that was matured for 6 years and bottled at 50% ABV

  • Nose:

    Young and sweet, big vanilla. Super fruity, really loaded with Dole fruit syrupy sugar notes and a big, wet peat presence. Earthy and mossy.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel, musty and sweet. The peat is super earthy and mineral forward and it almost tastes wine finished - there is a ton of fruit character here. The sweetness and the peat are both really in your face, and they don't blend very well.

  • Finish:

    Long and earthy with a lot of pepper, salty smoke and dominant earthy peat. I said earthy twice because the peat here is super raw. Then the vanilla makes a final stand.

  • Overall:

    This wasn't bad, but it was definitely young and significantly out of balance. It could use some more time in the cask.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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