Caol Ila 17yo Quarts-de-Chaume | 46.0% | Islay
Caol Ila Distillery
, Scotland founded: 1846 | active
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Meet #44 | 23/11/13 | Hosted by Will
Will's premier hosting and somewhat of a premier cru of an evening: two sweet wine cask finishes and a whole lotta beef sandwiches, and no shortage of love.
Other bottles sampled:
#85 Nectar D'or
| SSWC review 44a
It’s foosty, like an old Scout Patrol tent or a wool tie from a charity shop. There are also notes of syrup, burnt jam and perhaps a meaty flavour? It’s going to be 'ham-azing' to taste..! In summary, Mr Marple roasting a ham glazed with maple syrup.
Crackling, Germoline, smoky bacon, Kabanos, molasses and a sexy oyster (is there any other kind?). This whisky is fantastic! It smells sweeter than it tastes but there's a mouth-watering, buttery, spiced rum flavour too.
The grapes used in Quarts de Chaume are often left on the vine to get Noble Rot..
Finish & Comments
It’s going on & on & on & on & on. It’s a Duracell Bunny, a dried-out Duracell Bunny!
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
91 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.
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