Caol Ila 18 Year Old

Distillery: Caol Ila
Region: Islay
Bottler: Distillery
Age: 18 Years Old
Cask Type: Bourbon
Strength: 43 % Vol.

Unmistakably a peaty Islay malt, but not overpoweringly peaty.

Colour: Whisky

Nose: The nose is as impressive as the taste. Very big aroma of a herbal, vegetal nature, with hints of grass and creamy malt.

Palate: This sets up an incredible experience to the palate, with a big refined sweetness. You then get the hit from the well integrated oak, then a smokiness followed by the peatiness and barley.

Finish: The finish makes this one of the greatest whisky’s to leave Islay. A long subtle finish, with a herbiness to it, mixed together with a gentle smokiness and soft peatiness.

Verdict: It’s understandably a very difficult dram to get hold of and ranks as one of the finest single malts available. A dram you never tire of and will never fail to enjoy.

This is one of my all time favourite whisky’s and one I never tire of.

Rating: Sold out

Review by Stuart 10/02/15

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