Monday, April 9, 2012

Whiskybase part III of III

1. Clynelish 1997 Archives 53.9%
Bottled 2011, 14yo, bourbon hogshead
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Nose : Fruity, some apples on the lemony side
Palate : Waxy, Spicy, more wax. Oil infused whisky
Bitter : Medium and tad bitter

Rating 84

2. Caol Ila 2000 Archives 59.1%
Bottled 08/2011, 10yo, bourbon barrel

Nose : peaty, as expected! The nose is simple with a hint of citrus
Palate : The simplicity of the nose is followed by a surprisingly delicious palate for a younger Caol Ila. It's not a smack in your face peat, it's a sweet, but dominant peat with a quite a lot of citrus. It's rough but the ABV is high
Finish : medium-long and the peat is still layered with sweet lemon fruits

Rating 86

A simple young Islay that can easily match anything else on the market

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