Posts Tagged “Caol Ila”

One Quick Dram: Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength

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One Quick Dram: Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength

This is a Diageo gem. It’s 58% ABV but really doesn’t need water at all. In general, I think that this distillery does not rise to its full potential, part of it is because this is the main provider of peated whisky to the Diageo blends and part of it is that it seems that…

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One Quick Dram: Port Askaig 12

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One Quick Dram: Port Askaig 12

This is a Caol Ila bottled by Specialty Drinks. It’s different than the CI from the official bottlings, and has a much stronger Islay character. Port Askaig 12 (45.8% ABV, NCF) Color: Straw, quick legs. Nose: The sea up your nose, seaweed, iodine, hot sand, tar and vanilla with a sweetness you’d almost associated with a faint sherry barrel…

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