Dun Bheagan (distilled at Caol Ila) 1993 Vintage, 10 year old, 43% ABV
Price: $56.00 ● Issue: Fall 2004 ● Reviewer: John Hansell
An unusual Caol Ila, in that it was finished in a rum cask. The rum influence is subtle - which I like - and it offers a new dimension to the whisky without blunting that Caol Ila character we have come to either love or (for some of you) despise. Olives, seaweed, fire smoke, salt and pepper notes are wrapped up nicely in a malty/caramel blanket. Peppery, smoky finish that lingers on like the embers of an all-night bonfire.