From the lovely folks at Douglas Laing we received a sample of the Director’s Cut: Caol Ila 33 Years Old, from a Refill Hogshead, and bottled at 55.3% at Cask Strength.
A very nice and balanced dram, full of flavour and a right amount of smoke and peat infused in it. Just lovely…
Leather, soft, wax, sweet smoke, bbq marinade, red chili pepper, red apple, vanilla, raisin, heather, banana, dark honey, bacon, sage, rose hip roses, oregano, dark heavy summer fruit compote, black berry, raspberry, hint of lemon and gooseberry in the back
Chilli pepper, warm, sweet, soft tones of peat, bit earthy feel, mushrooms, orange, honey, red apple, raisin, vanilla, heather, bit salty, Christmas cake, dried apricots, malty, creamy, chocolate dark, spice, fudge
Long finish. Sweet, honey, orange, malty and chocolate.
8,5 out of 10, yumm! Thanks for sharing this with us Douglas Laing, this is absolutely a beauty!