2012 Cooper's Choice Caol Ila 8 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Tasting note: [15ml sample] Exclusively Bourbon cask matured, so classic (or standard) for this distillery. Not quite as effusive on the nose as expected, but ticks all the boxes for Caol Ila’s typically poised interplay of bracing coastal / citrus / maritime elements. Salt and pepper crescendo in the finishing flavour wave. Pulses with terrific vitality. Vanillas and oily phenols linger. 55% Alc./Vol. 330 bottles. Non chill filtered.
Notes from the bottlers...Expect a citrusy, lemony, salty and smoky nose that follows through on to the sweet malty and charred palate. The texture is oily holding the sweet malt and peat characters for a long drying peaty finish.