This time another peaty dram:
- Call Ila 2001 – Private Collection (GM) (45%)
This whisky is an Islay, distilled on 29-08-2001, bottle on 14-04-2015. It was finished in Hermitage Wine Casks and is lightly peated.
Smoke, charcoal, fruity notes (cherries, plumbs), woody notes (oak). Medium impact.
Smooth, sweet start (sweet liquorice, dried fruits) followed by some smoke, salty bacon, tobacco. Nice complexity.
Medium to long finish with some nice salty smoke and anise. Slightly dry.
Nice peated whisky. Great finish, nice balance and complexity. Cask are only recognizable in the nose for me. The peat is more to my liking and not as heavy as the Ledaig I reviewed earlier.
Score = 84-86/100