Adelphi Caol Ila 2008, Scotland, United Kingdom 70cl
12 Year Old Islay Single Malt Whisky, 70cl. No. of bottles: 308, cask number: 309444 from Scotland, United Kingdom. 54.9% ABV.
Disgorged from a refill bourbon hogshead, this is the colour of pale straw and displays a very good bead. On the nose we have a powerful combination of crispy dried seaweed, oyster shells, preserved lemons, pickled lemon rind, and tobacco. On the palate, earthy Mezcal, ashy, briney, sweet and savoury with the aroma of a swimming pool changing room. The finish is beautifully balanced with a resounding sweetness.
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