CAOL ILA 14 years old Sherry 50,7%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Islay, 70cl, Ref: 52819
Elegant and fruity, this Caol Ila has been matured in sherry hogshead for 14 years before being bottled in 2016 by the independent bottler Valinch & Mallet.
Valinch & Mallet is an independent bottler of Scotch whisky created by two individuals, coming from different backgrounds, united by the common passion for Whisky and the desire to transform it into a profession.
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- Nose : elegant notes of sherry with red fruits and raisins, some typical oiliness appears bringing a very gentle and refined earthy peat and flowers.
- Palate : sweet malt, dry sherry and flower notes pave the way to a delicate peat appearing only after a while, growing elegantly until it dominates the end. Never bitter.
- Overall : peaty but sweet with sherry and malty notes counterbalancing a hint of oak and oily, herbal notes.
- 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
MerchantValinch & Mallet is a young Italian independent bottler of single cask bottled at natural cask strength without chill-filtration. It was created by two individuals, coming from different backgrounds, united by the common passion for whisky and the desire to transform it into a profession. Each cask of whisky being unique by nature, this characteristic is transferred to the bottles: each of them has a handmade metallic plaque, where the information of each specific cask has been engraved by a fine blacksmith, thus creating unique works of art.
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