Sunday, 9 December 2018

SMWS Advent Day 9 - 53.265, Caol Ila, Peaty, briny goodness

SMWS Advent Day 9

SMWS 53.265, Caol Ila, Peaty, briny goodness, 11 years old, 58.2% A+

18th July 2006, refill bourbon, 327 bottles

53.265Nose - Sweet, sweet peat, permanent markers and something else from the office - perhaps tippex? Glue? Not sure. Cold, just crushed malted barley, damp wool and women's perfume. Actually that perfume is a really defining characteristic. Lovely, you can't beat young Caol Ila.

Body - Off-sweet in the delivery, dusty and a little burnt, numbing like pear drops - your ill-advised 8 pear drop in a row. Fruitier and peatier with water.

Finish - Medium short with black pepper charred steak, and lots of gunpowder at the end. Robustly peated.

This is a big old dirty refill bourbon and young caol ila, they are reliable and excellent.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Ben, how about your reviews of the latest Cadenhead reviews? Talking about shop cask release and winter batch 1+2, are the being published soon? Waiting already! Cheers! J.

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