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Caol Ila 9 years old Provenance

Caol Ila 9 years old Provenance


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 Gdansk Repair Shipyard. I wrote about the trip to Islay in this link. Caol Ila is beautifully situated on the waterfront. From the still hall there is the view right on the Sound of Islay. The distillery belongs to of Diageo. [caption id=attachment_2888 align=alignnone width=801] Caol Ila Distillery[/caption] [caption id=attachment_2880 align=alignnone width=801] Caol Ila 9 years old Provenance[/caption] I chose quite an unusual representative for the tasting, because from independent bottler Douglas Laing - a Douglas McGibbon Provenance series. I like releases from independent bottlers. They usually have a natural color, not less than 46% ABV and are not chill filtered. Thats the way my Caol Ila is presented. In addition, I know that it was distilled in Winter 2000, and bottled in Summer of 2010. Thus, we have 9 years. Single malt comes from one barrel - refill hogshead DMG REF: 6420. [caption id=attachment_2881 align=alignnone width=801] Caol Ila 9 years old Provenance[/caption] [caption id=attachment_2882 align=alignnone width=801] Caol Ila 9 years old Provenance[/caption] K: straw, N: indisputably peat, but not smashing, immediately vegetable notes appear of what is interesting with a bit of broth..., as it seems to me, fresh, young, hospital disinfectants, bandages, then I fell sweetness, with the time slightly unripe fruits like apple and pear appears, which are more noticeable when you add a drop of water, there is also...

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