The ImpEx Collection

12 Year Old 2008

Caol Ila Cask #313250

Fully matured in a hogshead.

 

Heavy and briny; notes of coastal air on a hot, humid day.

Nose: Pungent, briny peat encircling vanilla sugar cookie, almonds, and salted fish.

Palate: Lemon-zest infused shortbread brightens up the savory richness of dark-roast coffee, cigar smoke, and mouthwatering salinity. Blackberries and raspberries lie beneath.

Finish: Cacao nibs, sea salt, and the lingering aftertaste of a cigar, laced with dark fruit.

The ImpEx Collection Caol Ila 2008 12 Years Old Cask #313250 – Its unpeated expressions aside, Caol Ila tends to offer a pretty stable experience from one bottle to the next. This cask strength 12 year old is no exception to that rule, offering a hugely smoky nose that’s stuffed with maritime notes, all typical for the brand. The palate continues the theme: sea spray, some smoked kippers, and a sharp citrus note that builds over time. The finish offers the only real surprise here, landing as just a bit flat, with some overripe fruit notes dominating. Otherwise, it’s as straightforward as anything in this collection gets. 116.8 proof. B+
~Christopher Null, Drinkhacker

Region of Origin
Islay

Single Malt Scotch

Made in Scotland from 100% malted barley, distilled on pot stills at a single distillery

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