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Way too smokey. Buy with caution.
on 4 January 2015
Kept trying this, but couldn't enjoy it. Neither could my pals. Only got into whisky this year and polished off bottles of Glenmorangie, Old Pulteney, Glenfiddich, Balvennie ... All great. But Caol Ila just tastes of cigarettes. I know the 'smokey' taste is agreeable to many whisky drinkers, but this is extreme. Doesn't taste as bad as it smells, but it's hard to get paste the smell. I bought originally as Ralfy on YouTube recommended it, but this was al old review. He re-reviewed it recently and didn't rate it. Plenty of better whiskers to spend your £30+ on.
My advice, buy something else unless you really like a very smokey 'nose'.