Nose: Classic Caol Ila on the nose, harbour ropes, seaweed and a hint of linseed. Oily with malt, brine and butter.
Palate: A slight departure from the nose, it puts us in mind of sitting on a deck out at sea with black pepper and hints of driftwood too. The mouthfeel is slightly oily without being too viscous and there is a little late nuttiness to savour.
Finish: Gentle oak and open ocean, slightly drying.
Overall: We had to chain our Content Writer to his desk until he came up with Tasting Notes other than "Mmmmmm..." (he's rather partial to a tasty Caol Ila).