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Caol Ila 12 Year Old

(70cl, 43%)

Caol Ila 12 Year Old
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Caol Ila 12 Bottling Note

Caol Ila 12 year old is the entry-level bottling from the Caol Ila distillery, launched in June of 2002 this expression is light and fresh with that distinctive Caol Ila smoke.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Fresh, herbal. Rubbed peppermint leaves, stemmy, damp grass, smoky. Oily, cigar leaves, smoked ham, hickory. Lemon peels at the harbour.

Palate: Good body, oily, tar, elegant smoke. Hints of boiled sweets.

Finish: Long, peppery, spicy warmth, smoke.

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Caol Ila 12 Year Old Reviews

Master of Malt Customer
9th May 2023
Excellent example of a classic islay malt. Good entry to peaty scotch whisky and the ensuing rabbit hole.
Master of Malt Customer
2nd May 2023
A good islay dram
A nice tasting islay malt which I take sometimes. But my preferences are still Oban 14yo and Talisker 10 yo.
David D, United Arab Emirates
12th January 2023
Shows aging isn't everything. At 12, this is glorious.
N: Sweet BBQ sauce.
P: This is the core of all peaty Watery mouthfeel.
A: Peat sneaks in leaving a mild smoke behind before sweet complete the set. More!
John M, United Kingdom
11th September 2022
Complex, oily. Great stuff.
Smoky, complex, peppery, oily, with great texture. Superb. I tasted this first on a cruise and had to add a bottle to my stock.
What intrigues me is the hints of olive oil on the palate that persist on the long ending.
Master of Malt Customer
7th September 2022
Superb. Oily and more-ish.
I tasted this for the first time recently on a cruise and loved it.
Just bought a bottle and tasted it again. I get the fruit, peat, smoke but what hits me is the oily mouthfeel with marked olive oil and pepper. The olive oil character persists on the late palate. Like nothing I have tasted before. Great stuff.
Master of Malt Customer
17th August 2022
A must
Amazing! So many things going on but in a gentle, nice way. Perfect balance of smoke, just in the background which then comes to the fore. Sweet smell of boiled sweets, peppermint etc as mentioned above and a grwat aftertaste lasting a good amount of time, changing to show an array of flavours. My new favourite (I also drink Bowmore, jura, smokehead and laphroaig, abd this fits in nicely for islay lovers)
richard m, United Kingdom
5th August 2022
One of Islay#s finest
This was the only distillery on the island I didn't get into, it was closed for maintenance when I visited, so I have tried less of their products. This 12 year old is an excellent Islay malt, a bit different to some of it's neighbours on the island, perhaps one for someone new to Islay malts, very complex and a joy on the tastebuds
Master of Malt Customer
25th June 2022
Great for peat heads
It’s damn good. Deep, luscious, long finish.
Angie P, United Kingdom
26th May 2022
I bought this very special whisky for my son-in- law’s 40th birthday and he was absolute over the moon with the present as he is very particular about the whisky he likes.
Perry, Seychelles
19th May 2022
Staple Whiskey & Great service
I was a little unsure about buying whiskey online, but I need not worry.
It arrived fast & well packaged.
I will certainly use this service again, at the behest of a dwindling bank account.
The Caol Ila 12 year, is one of my favourite whiskeys from the £40- £70 price bracket.

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