Following my review of a lovely peated macho Bunna, here I am again with a review of a pretty decent Caol Ila from Feis Ile 2014.
“A really complex Caol Ila with a powerful fresh fruity ka-boom!”
This dram has a fino-like color.
Nose (88): more than average. honey, vanilla, baked apples, citrus, smoke.
Palate (90): powerful, oily. honey, citrus, vanilla, winey, fruits, peaches, spices, cinnamon, wood.
Finish (90): longer than average. honey, citrus, spices.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Caol Ila 2002 - Feis Ile 2014 with 89 points over 100.
As always I tasted it blind and it is surprising that it is just aged in american oak casks. It is so fruity and complex… I was expecting something crazy combinations of casks. It isn’t amazing but it is quite close to it.