Caol Ila 30 Year 1989 SMWS 53.308 Let the Tempest Tout An’Blaw

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Description

A true rarity to find this distillery, not only at such an age but also out of this cask type. The nose opens to a whole smokehouse full of salmon, buttery kippers, cullen skink, lobster and creel nets stacked by a blustery harbour and the sensation of sheltering from the rain while sooking the brains from still-hot langoustines. The still vocal sherry lends a chocolatey edge as well, bitter cocoa and damp earthen floors with maderia and marzipan sweetness. Beyond there’s smoked German Rauchbiers, thousand island dressing and green olives bobbing in oil-slicked brine. Reduction enhances the coastal edges. Flint-sharp and storm lashing salinity wraps around your tongue bringing with it a taut medicinal and preserved lemon streak. In the mouth the texture is incredible. The warmth of peat embers; a gale outside; churning weather systems; surf-drenched beach pebbles and a fragrant suggestion of heather turf. Add water and it’s green and black olives, antiseptic, molten, sherry-infused peats, fragrant citrus and herbal teas. A dram for the ages!

Additional information

ABV

52

Age

30

Distillery

Caol Ila

Opened

Sealed

Style

Single Cask

Volume

750 ml

Bottled Date

2019

Bottler

SMWS

Cask

Refill Sherry Butt

Distilled Date

1989-04-18