CAOL ILA 10 ans 2010 COLLECTIVE 5.0 48%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Islay, 70cl, Ref: 60114
Following in the footsteps of the outstanding Caol Ila 2012 found in our 2021 Creation Catalogue French Connections, this version showcase the wonderful complexity afforded by the combination of peated malted barley and sherry wine. Further highlighting this complicity, the flavour and aroma palette energetically reveals stunning fruity, chocolate, malty, iodine, smoky, peaty, spicy and floral sequences.
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- Appearance : orangey copper.
- Nose : full-bodied, unctuous. On the first nose, notes of apricot, cherries in brandy, white peach and raisin drive aromas of malted barley, iodine, smoke and dried peat into the background. Soon, however, more balance arrives. Allowed to breathe, pepper, salted butter caramel, chocolate, orange and heady florals (hyacinth, peony) bring the aroma palette lots of sophistication.
- Palate : clear, precise. On the attack, now-rooty peat (gentian), ash and camphor appear alongside milk chocolate, heather honey, quince jelly and apricot coulis. The chocolate gradually becomes dark (100% cocoa). The mid-palate is equipped with a superb mouth-watering bitterness, allowing glimpses of a lemony and fruity (pear) spirit. At the end of the palate, sublime flavours of honeysuckle and gillyflower spread through the air.
- Overall : long, very serene. The slightly meaty start of the finish (bacon, leather) is above all covered in a fine layer of ash. Chimney hearth is not far away. A certain minerality brings to mind the warmth of a firebrick. On the retro-nasal olfaction, exotic fruits (mango, guava) refresh the resinous (pine, Vosges cough sweets), earthy and balsamic (sherry vinegar) finish. The empty glass is camphoric, spicy (star anise), liquorice and herbaceous (peated malted barley).
- The brand
As well as reflecting its smoky, malted barley, Caol Ila is also oily and peaty, with marine and vegetable notes. Its recent official bottlings, which are particularly expressive, have an intense smoky and peaty character with a good balance of saltiness and sweetness. Superb versions of this single malt have also been released by independent bottlers Gordon MacPhail & Signatory Vintage. Caol Ila’s stills, which are large and onion-shaped, have a strong influence on this single malt and give it a fairly light and delicate character. Find out more
Artist, Lands of Scotland, Malt Pedigree, Tartan, The Ten, Very Cloudy... all of these whisky ranges – composed of single malts and single grains – have one thing in common: they were all created by the team at La Maison du Whisky. They are the fruits of many decades of close collaboration with some of the most prestigious bottlers in Scotland. For some years the French importer and exclusive distributor of the classic ranges of well-known spirits producers, La Maison du Whisky was soon granted the very rare privilege of being able to complement these ranges with their own, bringing together two sets of expertise, two reputations and two complementary histories under one, single label.
The lineSince the dawn of time, artist collectives have been a place of exchange, inspiration and creativity. In the same way, each of the single malts found in our Artist Collective range draws the richness of their olfactory and gustatory palettes from the marriage of various casks. Devoted to diversity, every region and every style of Scottish single malt, peated and unpeated, are represented. Within this range we also find 43%, 48%, 57.1% (100 proof) and cask-strength bottlings. To illustrate the labels of the six bottlings in our first collection, La Maison du Whisky has called on contemporary artists from very different backgrounds. Each of them brings their own very personal touch that echoes the richness of the single malts selected!
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