Caol Ila 17 Unpeated 2015 [Link]
Container: Spiegelau Whisky Snifter, neat with a splash of water. Rested for 20 minutes.
Colour: Golden amber
Nose: Hints of smoke, toffee, citrusy fruitiness, vanilla, ripe fruits undertone, I detected hints of absinthe then after resting it was gone. Slight malt and nose from above the glass, dried fruits. Bright fruit notes after a splash of water. Really nice and complex notes.
Palate: Surprisingly smooth on the tongue at this ABV, added a splash of water after. Nice oily sweetness, slight herbal notes, citrus, hints of salt, mouthwatering, slight spice? A taste I can’t describe when I took my last sip and breathe in some air.
Finish: Medium-long, tingling spice, oak, some mineral? OH, after a minute hints of mints!