Distillery: Caol Ila
Age: 18 Years Old
Cask Type: Bourbon
Strength: 43 % Vol.
Unmistakably a peaty Islay malt, but not overpoweringly peaty.
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