Tuesday, 24 March 2009

CAOL ILA 15 years old Flora & Fauna 43%

Dry and floral to begin with. After a while an apricot sweetness enters the stage accompanied by trademark oiliness. Peat certainly present but settles for the role of second (or even third) fiddler.

As you might guess, very oily. A soft delicate fruitiness embedded in the malt. Counterbalanced by heavy, almost sooty peat. Seemingly uneasy bedfellows but it works wonders.

Just waves of delicate peat that travels the roof of the mouth.

Won this in an auction. Used to be a huge favourite of mine back in the 90´s. Marvellous juxtaposition of sweetness and aggression. I don´t remember it as being this fruity but memory is a fickle thing.

Rating: 8,5/10

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