Our tasting notes.
This whisky starts sweeter than your typical Caol Ila, but in time, Samaroli captures the true essence of Caol Ila in this bottling to produce a remarkable example of how elegant peat, medicinal notes and iodine can mingle in unison with the aromatic flavours of soft liquorice, spiced vanilla yoghurt, maple blossoms and old leather to deliver a whisky rich in spirit and toasted oak.
A no-brainer for any discerning Caol Ila fan – A 13-year-old with great bones and enough bite to satisfy even the staunchest of Islay enthusiasts and with only 190 bottles released world-wide, we’ll be savouring this bottle till the very end.
May Lawrence tasting notes
Lemon sherbert powder, fresh green grass, crushed moving to an earthy lemon verbena with white pepper notes tinged lightly with cuttings of bonfire smoke. Soft warming spice Smokey light citrus, drinks like a sip from a refreshing alpine stream. Persimmons and jamon fat on the finish.