[2009MMA銅牌獎] Caol Ila 1983 25yo 50.7% (TSMWTA2008年社酒)

商品目錄豪邁獨家代理商品Exclusive Malts 猛禽威士忌
國 別:United Kingdom
產 地:蘇格蘭艾雷島
年 份:1983
酒 齡:25 years old
酒 精 度:50.7%
容 量:70 cl
桶 別:Hogshead
裝 瓶 數:320
WHISKYFUN:88 points
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台灣單一麥芽威士忌品飲研究社 2008年社酒
Caol Ila 1983 25y 50.7% 大冠鷲酒標

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Caol Ila酒廠簡介

Caol Ila酒廠是由Hector Henderson1846年所建立,鄰近Port Askaig.Caol Ila意旨艾雷之聲的意思,早期該酒廠風味屬於淡泥煤風格。1960年代由於調和威士忌的盛行,當時的酒廠擁有者Diage為了彌補泥煤威士忌的不足,在 1966年恢復Port Ellen的生產,1969年又再擴增了Brora酒廠來生產泥煤款威士忌。由於調和威士忌需求量仍繼續增加,至1974年進行了Caol Ila現代化增建工程。1970年代Caol Ila的擴建也使得Port EllenBrora漸漸走入關廠的命運。酒廠水源是採當地瀑布,水源也提供包括搬運、起重大麥的動力以及消防栓的水源。Caol Ila目前擁有一套獨特的熱交換系統,其是運用海水冷卻蒸餾過程所產生的熱水,再導入冷凝器中。 目前它是Diageo酒業集團最重要的艾雷島威士忌酒廠,也是艾雷島產量最大的酒廠。

Tasting Notes by Whiskyfun Serge:
Caol Ila 25 yo 1983/2008
(50.7%, Exclusive Malts for Taiwan SMWTA, Hogshead, cask #4793, 300 bottles)
Four stars and a half
Colour: white wine. Nose: this is a more austere and more mineral make, and maybe also a more elegant one in my view. Rather flintier and waxier, probably less peaty as well. Beautiful notes of olive oil and fresh walnuts, a little paraffin, old style mint liqueur, ‘new car’… With water: these notes of new car, bordering on plastic, become a little bigger but it’s certainly not a flaw, at least not for this humble taster. Old papers, paraffin. Mouth (neat): we’re closer to the 1984s but this is rather earthier, rootier, grassier and globally wilder although it’s very clean spirit. Notes of shellfish such as… wait, whelk? A little salt as well, obviously. Excellent. With water: becomes waxier and even more playful. Sweets, liquorice allsorts, marzipan and pine resin (cough syrup). All that remains very clean. Finish: medium long, clean, classically Caol Ila now. Medium saltiness, medium peatiness. Comments: maybe there’s something a wee-bit bizarre in the nose, or maybe not. The rest is absolutely wonderful in my opinion. Well selected! SGP:456 - 88 points.

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