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Caol Ila 2014 Feis Ile Review

By Miguel in Tasting , Caol Ila

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!”

89
Caol Ila 2002 - Feis Ile 2014
Caol Ila's Fis le 2014 bottling was selected by new distillery manager David Wood (a truly excellent name for anybody in a position to choose casks) who carries on Billy Stitchell's great work. Matured in refill American oak hogsheads, 1,500 bottles have been released.

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.



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