BERRY BROTHERS CAOL ILA 2007 THE LITTLE BIG BOOK 11 YO 70 Cl
In addition to its official peated bottlings, Caol Ila also produces an unpeated single malt, primarily used by master blenders. Nonetheless, since 2006, a number of unpeated Caol Ila have been added to the distillery’s range of official bottlings. Standing at the crossroads of the smoky and smoke-free paths taken by Caol Ila, this version - which was selected by La Maison du Whisky at the famous London institute Berry Bros & Rudd - is the ideal starting point for discovering the world of peated whiskies.
|Nose||Refined, balanced. Characterized by notes of damp straw, malted barley, ash and incense, the initial nose is very direct and precise.|
|Palate||Taut, lively. The attack unmistakably centres on smoke and malted barley. Remarkably mineral (pencil lead, schist), it is also lemony and fruity (pear, apple).|
|Finish||Long, fresh. Muddled at the end of the palate, the start of the finish is rooty (ginger, ginseng) and bursting with mineral salts. With incredible liquorice richness, it is also fruity and juicy (white grape, William’s pear).|