Continuing on the new review series that I’m calling “Caol Ila doesn’t sound like anything I can make a joke about and I need to name a series oh well just don’t write what I just said, yes this part.”
There’s a funny aspect of enjoying really, really peated whisky. The younger whiskies typically show off the sheer amount of smokey, earthy aspects, similar to walking too close to the BBQ pit. It’s typically what keeps some people from enjoying peated whiskies.
As it ages, peat subsides and becomes more rich, chocolatey, and wonderful. Even the inherent flavours in the spirit start getting into the act. So much so that they can be some of the nicest complexity in these older drams. So much so that non-peatheads would enjoy them. However, they avoid them, what with not liking peat.
Thus we hit the older whiskies from Caol Ila, the ones…
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