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Cl7 - Elements of Islay (Caol Ila)

(50cl, 58.5%)

Cl7 - Elements of Islay (Caol Ila)

CI7 Elements of Islay Bottling Note

An Elements of Islay bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from an Islay distillery which you might be able to identify from its "chemical symbol" - Cl. Figured it out yet? Yes, that's that one. Plenty peaty with a good current of citrus notes coming through too.

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Cl7 - Elements of Islay (Caol Ila) Reviews

Opens up with ice

Straight, this whisky is overwhelmingly and overridingly peaty, smoky and filled with formaldehyde.
Once you add a small amount of ice (I added just two cubes) there's a surprising level of depth.
On the nose, the smell is the same.
However, the palate has become textured - there seems to be two levels; one oily and one thin, that spreads to furthest corners of your mouth.
The taste constantly changes. The initial taste will simply be smoke, peat and the finish has a strong citrus flavour, particularly lime. More dilution and the smoke becomes a particular flavour that I believe to be beechwood. More, and subtle smoked beef, medium rare steak, and salted crisp.
Absolutely delicious.

12th December 2015

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