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27 Sep 2012

Caol Ila 1982 (Archives)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Caol Ila

Part of the latest batch of Archives bottles, this Caol Ila 1982 has a very fair price tag for a thirty years old whisky.

 

Caol Ila 1982 ArchivesCaol Ila 30 yo 1982 (51,2%, Archives 2012, bourbon hogshead #758, 207 btl.)

Nose: beautifully elegant and mellow. Gentle medicinal notes, pretty rounded mineral notes and sweet peat. A nice coastal theme too. Lemon and hints of carbolic soap in the background. There’s a beautiful hint of ripe banana and butter too. Aniseed and mint. Almonds. Quite complex and well integrated. Mouth: punchier, slightly sharper too, with peat, smoked fish, still some medicinal notes and citrus. A light saltiness. Fades on ashes and gentle herbs. Liquorice and ginger. Finish: long, on a nice salt & pepper combo and lingering peat.

Another excellent Caol Ila. Rich, complex, punchy yet easily drinkable. Nice to see a pleasant fruity side besides the peat and brine. Around € 135.

Score: 90/100

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