Caol Ila 6 2009 Old Malt Cask [Mystery]

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Thanks to /u/Ethanized for sending me these mystery samples

Mysterious Woods is the first mystery sample (from Ethanized) where I actually start to think about the name and how it relates to the whisky.

Was this made using some mysterious casks? Was it some Frankenstein’s monster cask like Amrut Spectrum? Am I reading too much into this and Ethanized just came back from communing with nature?

Probably the last one. Let’s see how this tastes, shall we?

Caol Ila 6 OMC 2.jpgPrice: N/A at the LCBO

Region: Islay

Cask Type: Refill sherry hogshead

Abv: 50%

Colour: 2.5Y 9/4

Nose: Cumin, cocoa, pear, lemon pepper, ginger

Earthy and peaty. Glad I waited for this one last. And totally knew to do that. Yes, I knew what I was doing all along.

Earthy peat. Less brine to the nose. More citrus and peppery. Nice amount of ginger and cocoa here, though I think the cocoa is…

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