Caol Ila SMWS 53.216 “BBQ in pine-clad dunes”

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Thanks to /u/xile_ for this one.

One of the odd things about my review history is that, while I’ve done a few Caol Ilas, I haven’t done many older ones. So much so, I completely had forgotten that I had reviewed a 22 year old IB one until starting to write this.

As such, I thought that Caol Ila SMWS 53.216 “BBQ in pine-clad dunes” was the oldest Caol Ila I’ve reviewed while drinking it. I was incorrect, and now at a lost for what to say.

Uh…. shit.

I will say this: I tend to enjoy high strength Caol Ilas at a younger age. So while I’m excited to try older Caol Ilas, or different cask types, I’m not 100% that I’m going to love this. Or if this will change my mind.

It’s an unknown. Which is nice, because other distilleries almost seem like an open book to…

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