Caol Ila Moch, 43%

Price: $57.00 Issue: Spring 2012 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Originally a one-off bottling for Friends of the Classic Malts, ‘Moch' (Gaelic for dawn, though the association between daybreak and the dram is beyond me — one for the morning ‘skailk' maybe?) appears to have taken the place of the Cask Strength expression. It shows a saline, seashell-like freshness, light smoke. and a pleasant mix of salami and grassiness. The palate is clean and intense with a continuation of that oyster liquor character. Great in a smoky Highball. £36