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Caol Ila 13 years old, 2003/2016, cask 301264, Adelphi

Caol Ila 13 years old, 2003/2016, cask 301264, Adelphi

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Independent Caol Ila […]

Yesterday I was at Whisky Live Sopot 2017. This is the first edition of this event in Sopot. It was smaller (in terms of the number of exhibitors and visitors) than eg Whisky Live Warsaw 2016 or 2015, but for sure more intimate, which really suited me. I dont like crowds. You could talk freely to each other and easily get anywhere. Waiting and counting on next editions. One of the more interesting stands was Adelphi. There Caol Ila 13 years old felt into my hands. Distilled in 2003, bottled in 2016. 280 bottles, unchillfiltered, cask strength 58.9%, natural colour. Cask 301264. You can not want more in terms of presentation. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to buy the whole bottle and am curious if it will taste like at the festival. [caption id=attachment_7256 align=alignnone width=1920] Caol Ila 13 years old, 2003/2016, cask 301264, Adelphi[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7257 align=alignnone width=1920] Caol Ila 13 years old, 2003/2016, cask 301264, Adelphi[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7258 align=alignnone width=1920] Caol Ila 13 years old, 2003/2016, cask 301264, Adelphi[/caption] C: gold; N: from the beginning you can recognize a peated whisky, smoke, ash, bandages, iodine, hospital in general, salty sea air, fishing nets, smoked fish, evidently Islay, only after a while fruits begin to appear, smoked plum, dried apricot, lemons, then traces of honey, with time it gets quite creamy, occasionally I have also mint; T: I feel the power ..., you have to get used to it (or immediately add some water if you do not want to wait), of course peat, ash, smoked seafood, as well as ginger, grapefruit and a drop of lemon, then lemon cake, between all of these a little of bitterness emerges, later I have some dried peach and apricot; F: long, peated with grapefruit and bitterness. Score: 89. Caol Ila 13 years old Adelphi Selection didnt disappoint me. Although I was afraid that the magic of the festival took me away...

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My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(89 points)


  • Caol Ila Distillers Edition 2002/2014

    Caol Ila Distillers Edition 2002/2014

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (85 points)

    Good for winter

    What a change... The previous tasting was at 30° C (Kavalan Sherry Solist) and today it is in freezing temperatures. Fortunately whisky is good in all climates and there is always a good opportunity to try it. During a recent visit to Islay I bought at the distillery Caol Ila Distillers Edition. My version was distilled in 2002 and bottled in 2014 with a 43% ABV. It was additionally matured in Moscatel casks. [caption id=attachment_5362 align=alignnone width=801] Caol Ila Distillers...

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  • First Whisky Festival in Poland

    First Whisky Festival in Poland

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    Miscellanea Travel

    in Domu Whisky Jastrzebia Gora

    On 22-23 August 2014, in the Dom Whisky Jastrzebia Gora the first in Poland whisky festival took place. I arrived there the day before and started the weekend with the presentation, as well as tasting of Glenfiddich Excellence 26 years old. The event was organized in the Dom Whisky, there were Masterclasses at the upper level, in Bar Max, but primarily organizers used the entire space between the buildings, where they placed the individual stands of exhibitors. The weather was good so you...

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  • Johnnie Walker Green Label

    Johnnie Walker Green Label

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (85 points)

    My favourite Johnnie Walker

    Johnnie Walker brand needs no introduction. The basic version, Red Label can be found everywhere, in large quantities. It all has started in 1820 in Kilmarnock, when 15 year old John Walker founded the store where he offered, among others, alcohols. Mixing whisky in larger amounts occurred during the reign of Alexander Walker. It was after 1860. In 1893 the company purchased its first single malt distillery Cardu. Later they also acquired shares in many other distillieries. Currently Johnnie...

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  • Caol Ila 9 years old Provenance

    Caol Ila 9 years old Provenance

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    from Douglas Laing

    When describing Bruichladdich Port Charlotte An Turas Mor I was glad that each producing distillery from Islay is represented on the blog. But the joy was premature, because I forgot about Caol Ila. I do not know how it happened, I probably thought I had written about it. Caol Ila was established in 1846. It is located in the NE part of Islay near Port Askaig, where the ferry from Tarbert arrives. It is worth mentioning that the ferry Finlaggan, which I sailed there was built in 2011 in the...

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  • Whisky Live Paris 2013 part 1

    Whisky Live Paris 2013 part 1

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    Miscellanea Travel

    Paris, Paris

    In the last weekend of September I went to Paris, for Whisky Live Paris 2013. It is now the 10th edition of this festival, going back to 2003. I flew to Paris on Friday evening. Everything went very good, until arrival hall at the airport, where my appointed and prepaid transfer hasnt been wainting. Hmm, after a few phone calls, the driver came and drove me to the hotel. The best is that on my way back home, after appointed hour the boys from transfer called with information that they will...

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  • Isle of Islay – part IV Farewell

    Isle of Islay – part IV Farewell

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    Travel

    Beautiful Islay of Islay

    That cow you can meet while exploaring Islay of Islay. [caption id=attachment_789 align=alignnone width=801] Scottish cow, ready for discussion[/caption] Besides, there are many more cows, sheep, horses and other. [caption id=attachment_791 align=alignnone width=801] Cows on the road - have become part of the landscape on Islay[/caption] [caption id=attachment_792 align=alignnone width=801] Pony at Kilchoman Distillery[/caption] [caption id=attachment_793...

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