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Caol Ila 25 ans 70cl 43°

Distillery : Caol Ila / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 21818

This whisky is very rare and very old. Caol Ila distillery was founded in 1846. Caol Ila means "Islay Strait" in gaelic. The distillery is located between Islay and Jura islands. This is one of the most mellow and reputated malts that exists.

This Single Malt is a perfect expression, the result of a unique technique and a long maturing process in oak casks. This whisky is a must have for whisky amateurs.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV43 °
DistilleryCaol Ila
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
Age25 years
PeatHeavily Peated
Reference:21818

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: deep gold.

Nose: thin, spiced with cloves, charcoaly, herbal and fruity with a hint of pear.

Palate: soft and mellow. The fruits are candied (plum and pineapple) with a taste of blood orange, it is also salty and smoked.

Finish: tender and delicate with liquorice notes, peat and spicy menthol.