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Caol Ila 8 Douglas Laing

Caol Ila 8 Douglas Laing

Meeting Number 203
Date Tasted 2020-03-30
Region Islay
Distillery Caol Ila
Where Open Map
Product Caol Ila 25                              
Alcohol 58% ABV
Aggregate Score 85
COLOR
A pale autumn yellow color with a greenish chlorine tint.  Like rainwater collecting in a cedar barrel.
NOSE
A subtle but complex nose with smoke, tobacco, licorice, vanilla, cream, wormwood, lime, menthol, and lacquer.  PQ claims there's salt in the nose!
FLAVOR
Sweet cream, butter, banana, menthol, licorice, charcoal peaches and lots of salt. 
FINISH
Long finish that changes over time.  Lime, lemongrass, straw, cream, vanilla, licorice, banana, cream and lots of salt.
COMMENTS
An aggressive salty Islay dram!  It's high ABV lends itself to some water, depending on taste.
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