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Caol Ila Moch 70cl 43°

Distillery : Caol Ila / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 21973

First Single Malt selected only for the quality of its flavour, without age restriction, wood barrel, volume of alcohol or maturation, Caol Ila Moch surprises and fascinates the imagination. As Moch is Gaelic for 'dawn', aromas of this whisky remind of the dawn on a spring day.

This version reveals, unadorned, the aromatic heart of Caol Ila, mineral and gently peaty, in a direct, beautiful and mellow expression.

48,90 € tax incl.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV43 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryCaol Ila
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
MaturationBourbon
PeatLightly Peated
PackagingCase
Reference:21973

The qualities of this Single Malt have been long recognised by the discerning palates. Its name is to be pronounced “Caool-Ila” and means “Islay Strait” in Gaelic.


The distillery sits in a cove near Port Askaig, where playing seals are a common sight. The buildings host three wash stills and three spirit stills. The production reaches 3.6 million liters of alcohol a year. Behind the distillery, stands a beautiful hill covered with fuchsia, foxgloves and dog rose, up to the peaty loch on the top where the mineral and salty stream runs, as it passed through limestone. Built in 1846 and rebuilt in 1879, the distillery has experienced a complete makeover in the 1970’s.


Reminiscent of smoky malted barley, Caol Ila is also maritime, vegetal, oily and peaty. The latest official releases are extremely characterful, with an intense peaty and smoky character with an amazing bittersweet balance. The unique character of Caol Ila ranks the distillery in the Classic Malts Selection. Created more than 20 years ago, this selection recognises Single Malts crafted in the tradition of iconic distilleries, and offers the most impressive whisky styles Scotland has to offer.

Colour: golden opal, good viscosity.

Nose: without water, clean and fresh with savory flavors. A little smoky background. Adding water brings more freshness.

Palate:
- without water, sweet and salty with an acidity that balances the palate as fresh as a sea breeze, the typical character of Caol Ila, clean and smoky.
- addition of water provides a softer feel, sweet and still with that sea breeze sensation over a pleasant texture. Slightly dry overall.

Finish: quite short, dry and warm with a little bitterness. A smoky aftertaste that lasts and cinnamon and spicy taste.