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CAOL ILA Distillers Edition 43%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Islay, 70cl, Ref: 14513
Caol Ila is the Gaelic name for the ‘Sound of Islay’, the sound that separates Islay from its neighbour Jura, in one of the wildest and most beautiful regions on Scotland’s west coast. This distillery produces the richest Islay malt, easily recognizable by its notes of olive oil, smoke, fruit and a marine freshness. The Moscatel barrels selected for the second maturation give this expression of Caol Ila a lovely delicacy and a remarkable aromatic richness.
Exceptional. Clean and refined, magnificently balanced.
AwardsDouble Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011
- Appearance : Bright gold.
- Nose : rich, complex. The maturation in Moscatel barrels is apparent in a pleasant exotic fruit and ripe fruit sweetness. For a moment, it tempers the whisky’s phenolic, peaty, camphorated, iodine character. However, pepper, cloves and ash inevitably recall the Caol Ila style.
- Palate : rounded, rich. Faithful to the nose, it oscillates between pineapple, William pears, peat and earth. Develops with candied lemon and gentian root. Notes of smoked malted barley and tobacco produce a pleasant vegetal freshness.
- Overall : long, dense. Particularly smoky, it also reveals notes of aniseed and delicious sweet-savoury flavours. Lilies, irises, lavender and tuberose make up the heady floral final bouquet.
- 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
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Jean-Marc V. the 06/06/2018
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LEON P. the 22/05/2018
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