Insider knowledge: Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Sea spray, fresh. Malty barley. Peat smoke.
Palate: Full, dry. Spicy. Beeswax, oily, soft fruit.
Finish: Long, smoky, coastal peat and spice, oily.
This damn near blew may head off my shoulders.
TCP, coal tar this is highly medicinal. Must be watered down to bring the oils out of the dram.
Very warming but take care if you take your dram neat
11th February 2010
U' shouldnt' listen to it! DRINK IT! ;) Awesome is the word!
24th February 2010
heaps of peat. very warming and long.some bacon notes.spice.
29th April 2010
I treated myself to a bottle of this when visiting the Talisker factory and couldn't believe how lush it tasted. Just the tiniest drop of water to release the flavour and the finish is rich and has a hint of dark chocolate on the palate after the sea-spray smokiness. A fine malt indeed.
5th July 2011
One of my favourites just sipping it now.. for a cask strength it is velvety and an intense sweetness.. the oily warmth is extremely pleasant in the finish.. for a cold night.. kind of Ardbeg's pretty sister and shes a bad girl . lol
30th November 2011