Caol Ila 1996 18 Year Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Peated Single Malt

Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask // Islay, Scotland

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  1. ZJivraj

    Tasted
    2.0
    2.0 out of 5 stars
  2. Slainte-Mhath

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    At most parties, there is at least one character behaving a bit peculiar, as if not belonging to the group. That's the one. In a blind tasting, I would have taken this 1996 Caol Ila from Hunter Laing for a Laphroaig. The nose features musty, earthy peat smoke, briny seaweed, pears and loads of white pepper. At first sip, your palate is hit by a pyroclastic flow of dusty peatiness followed by coal ash, subtle vanilla and lemon zest. Over-brewed tea and wood spices dominate the medium finish. With that being said, I'm somewhat disgusted but weirdly fascinated. RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    112.0 EUR per Bottle
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