Caol Ila 12 2006 North Star

Everything about Caol Ila, on paper, without trying their whisky spells disaster. It’s massive amounts of whisky pumped out industrially owned by a large company. And yet… dammit if I don’t really enjoy their whisky. So I guess I gotta stop judging books by covers and all that. Oh, how my life would be different. […]

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Two 33+ year Caol Ilas

And now to conclude the 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.” It’s been noted by people who look at my reviews closely that I favour […]

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Three 28+ year Caol Ilas

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 […]

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Caol Ila 12 2003 Adelphi

Thanks to /u/xile_ for the sample. Now to start a new review series 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.” Up first, a year or so ago we had a tasting. […]

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Caol Ila 14 2001 Maltbarn

Thanks to /u/xile_ for bringing this dram to share at our latest tasting (that I’ve had time to write up). Cool picture on the bottle? Check. Islay single malt? Check Sherry cask? Check Cask Strength? Check. Yeah, this checks all the boxes of what I typically go for. Well, not that first one, it’s an added […]

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