Cadenhead's (distilled at Caol lla) 2000, 54.4%
Price: $120 ● Issue: Winter 2015 ● Reviewer: Dave Broom
Identifiably Caol Ila, with that light juniper note, lime, and very calm smoke. This sense of control continues as it opens very slowly into vanilla/cream with a little hint of salt, then fresh lychee. It is hot, so do water as this introduces a massively salty retro-nasal effect under which is this sweetly gentle mid-palate. Lovely balance.