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caol ila 1983-2003 - 20 year old - smws 53.62

Lot ID: 0418/916

1 bottle caol ila 1983 - 2003. 20 year old. scotch malt whisky society 53.62. one of 282. no box. 70cl. 58.1% 101.6 proof. level in neck. some marks to label, otherwise good condition. from the archives. "wooden hospitals. the still-house, built in 1972, has a wall of glass facing the sound of islay and looking towards the mighty paps of jura - an inspiration to the stillman. bright, sunshiny yellow. the first nose is well-balanced with fruity sweetness along with expected coal-tar soap and delicate peat-smoke. it tastes good neat, with iodine and peat to begin, followed by a dry woodiness that betrays its age. reduced, the nose has a definite hospital character, along with a citric note. the taste at drinking strength has surprisingly light body, a delicate smoke, with a very dry finish, like chewing green twigs. an expensive peaty aperitif?" original price was £54 in 2003.

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