Adelphi Caol Ila 2013, Scotland, United Kingdom 70cl
8 Year Old Islay Single Malt Whisky, 70cl. No. of bottles: 324. Scotland, United Kingdom. 58.4% ABV.
The product of a single refill bourbon Hogshead, with the colour of barley water and a moderate bead. This is a clean, citrus-forward Caol Ila. The nose is laden with lemon peel, swimming pool aromas, hospital wards and enticing cigar smoke. A hint of smoked cheese perhaps. The palate displays great clarity with minerality, oyster shells, salinity, creosote, chimney soot and bonfire embers combining very effectively. A medium, satisfying finish.
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