All about making whisky
CAOL ILA 13 ans 1996
Single Malt, Scotland / Islay, 70cl, Ref: 15420
- Appearance : or.
- Nose : fringant. Notes fruitées de jus de pomme et de poire. Il s’ouvre sur des arômes plus fermiers et terreux. Tourbé, fumé.
- Palate : douce, presque sucrée. Elle confirme les arômes fruités du nez. Puis révèle des saveurs poivrées.
- Overall : sur la réglisse et l’orge maltée fumée. Arachides grillées.
- 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
Established in Glasgow in 1948 by Fred Douglas Laing, the Douglas Lang company has, in recent years, made numerous changes to its structure. Fred Laing’s movement to the head of the company has contributed towards the business’s sound reputation. Known throughout the industry for the quality and variety of its cask selection (Douglas Laing still has casks from the most prestigious distilleries: Glenfarclas, Talisker, Ardbeg, etc.), the company has expanded its already rich range that includes historic selections such as Double Barrel, Premier Barrel and Director’s Cut, with two new collections guaranteed to please connoisseurs: Single Minded and Old Particular.