This is a 20 year old, cask strength, ex-bourbon matured bottling from A.D Rattray featuring Caol Ila distillate. It was sent to me as a mystery sample and I have filled in the relevant info post reveal after tasting live in the Whiskey Network Discord and getting the reveal there.
Brash peat, lemon lime, bbq, meaty. sweet buttercream.
Thick mouthfeel, oily. Heat is apparent but not punishing, lime returns with strong oak presence. Vanilla butter cream, faint stewed fruits, cocoa, toffee.
Medium, but crisp. drying, sweet cocoa, toffee, vanilla, ashy peat and a notable lack of heat here
Quite a bit going on here, and it highlights some of Caol Ila's best features.