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Caol Ila 2010, Swell de Spirits, 500ml

Bottle Details:

Distillery: Caol Ila

Bottler: Swell de Spirits (SdS)

Bottling serie: Wonders of The World

Vintage: 2010

Bottled: 2022

Strength: 57.0 % Vol.

Casktype: Jamaican Rum cask finish 

Volume: 500ml

Caol Ila 2010, Swell de Spirits, 500ml

  • Caol Ila and rum, clash or not clash, what do you think? Let's see… Colour: white wine. Nose: earth, humus, seashells, olive oil, new blue jean, musty old wine cellar, fresh plaster… Well, no clash this far, on the contrary… With water: well, it does 'nose' like if the rum was a Jamaican, or a Trinidadian, perhaps. Which means that there couldn't be any clashes, both profiles being kind of close, in a way. Earth and smoke and brine and olives, you know. Mouth (neat): a wee soapiness at first but that was very fleeting, then rather salty lemons and smoky capers. Did anyone ever try to smoke capers? Not even in Italy? With water: citrus and wool, samphires... Finish: long, very briney, tight, much more vertical than I had thought when I did read 'rum cask finish'. Comments: very smart duet.
    SGP:466 - 87 points.

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