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Remarkably elegant and balanced, this Caol Ila wonderfully embodies the Samaroli style throughout the tasting. First the nose, which is both unrestrained and discrete. Then the palate is more imposing, but it also has a lively freshness. Last but not least, the finish is extremely harmonious, allowing each note to unfold and express its vibrato at the right moment.
Single Cask #303799 - Hogshead Limited edition of 330 bottles Profile: subtle, balanced. Notes of vanilla, coconut milk, exotic fruit (apricot, mango and pineapple). Delicate, liquorice-flavoured peat, punctuated with a touch of herbs and menthol.
As well as reflecting its smoky, malted barley, Caol Ila is also oily and peaty, with marine and vegetable notes. Its recent official bottlings, which are particularly expressive, have an intense smoky and peaty character with a good balance of saltiness and sweetness. Superb versions of this single malt have also been released by independent bottlers Gordon MacPhail & Signatory Vintage. Caol Ila’s stills, which are large and onion-shaped, have a strong influence on this single malt and give it a fairly light and delicate character. Find out more
Founded in 1968, Samaroli is now one of the last remaining Italian whisky bottlers. Its founder, Silvano Samaroli was responsible for legendary bottlings, including a highly-prized 1966 Bowmore. Following a tasting of some very fine quality samples, we decided to introduce a small range of Samaroli bottlings that reflect the company’s dedication to its craft.
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