Caol Ila 14 Year Old “Unpeated Style” 2012 Special Release was tasted at Meeting No. 48 on June 29, 2016. Out of 5, we rated it exceptionally at 4.04. Caol Ila 14 Year Old “Unpeated Style” 2012 Special Release ranks 8th overall in Scotch. Costing $123, this spirit is on the pricier side, but well worth the money.
Ocean on the nose with vanilla and florals and honey. Tastes like lemon and anise. Herbaceous.
Apple and other fruit. I think I tasted a bit of seaweed. Initial burst of fruit which becomes particularly lemony with time. Finish is long and consistent with notes of pepper.
Graham cracker or even Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Bold but drinkable with perfectly even heat. Own this but am afraid to finish my bottle because I like it so much. Sherry but not like speyside over-the-top - just perfect. Not much I like better than this.
Banana and toffee on the nose. Aggressive spice but opens up a bit with a couple drops of water. Incredibly complex, can't get enough.
Sticks with you. Smacks of cherry wetbacks. Is that rhubarb? Bam bam. Truly a delicious cask strength - would not be able to drink a lot of it, however.
A bit of sorghum and vanilla, then taste really strong on the back of the tongue before dissipating on the way down. With water sharp but almost no taste at all.
Hot raisin must.
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