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Caol Ila 1995/2009 A.D. Rattray

by Oliver Klimek on June 8, 2010

Sherry Cask #10035 – 60.5%

My Tasting Notes:

Color: Straw
Nose: Bonfire at the sea shore, a hint of lemon, adding some water increases the breeze.
Palate: Quite strong peat, sugar, salt, and pepper, lemon again and a mix of oriental spices.
Finish: Very long and smoky.
Overall: Given its colour and character, this malt was most probably matured in a Fino or Manzanilla sherry cask. The terrific nose is backed by a sophisticated complexity of the palate that reminds me a little of Port Ellen. This malt is living proof that the industrial, automated, mass-producing, distillery of Caol Ila is capable of producing top class whisky.

Rating: 89/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

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