CAOL ILA 2007
13 Year Old Islay
Drawn from a 1st fill Oloroso sherry hogshead, this has the colour of mahogany and has an excellent bead. On the nose we found bacon Frazzles crisps, hospital corridors, TCP, cheese rind, gammon steak with bbq sauce, Kilpatrick oysters, tabasco, cooked pears in chocolate sauce and Kahlua (Espresso Martini. The palate is rich & round with flavours of crispy bacon rind, cloves, cardamom, hot sand, pork scratchings, rockpools. Teeth coating and velvety whisky finishing sooty and ashy.