This delicious and well-made single malt is sweet with light flavored smokiness. Balanced smoke and salt, fresh light style with a lingering charred-dry finish.
Malt Advocate 89 points - Funny to think how recently Caol Ila was an Islay giant that was kept pretty much under wraps by its owner. These days it has cemented its reputation as the island’s Mr. Consistent. This version shows its character the best, a nose that mixes seashore and grass with a distinct hint of smoked bacon. The peatiness isn’t dominant, but flows throughout the palate, scenting, lifting, and subtly changing the mix. A delicious oiliness makes it a great food whisky.
(Summer 2012) Reviewed by: Dave Broom
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 97 points - The aromatics are incredibly complex and intense while being harmonious and gentle. Scents of grass, smoldering embers, bacon, nutmeg, and dried fruits. The palate offers a lovely, silky texture with incredible length and a pleasing viscosity and a deft (Mar 2012)
The nose is lightly smokey and honey flavor. Light bodied, crisp and tight. Definitely a deviation from some the oily/creamy Islays. Flavor-wise a nice spicy peppery tingle with a great finish.