Caol Ila 12 Year

Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

4.0 out of 5 stars
Maybe the best introductory Islay out there; creamy, friendly and a dash of smoke. Nose: Soft smoke, like the first wisps from a fire. Garden vegetables, sliced pear and melon A touch of salted caramel topped with whipped cream. Palate: Fresh wood fire and smoked meat A hint of peaty, iodine but softens quickly Honey and zippy apples Graham crackers and baking spices There’s a half and half or oil roundness Finish: Round, soft and creamy. Smoky meat and spice lingers Ends with juicy melon and zingy apples