Caol Ila 15 Years Old 70cl 59.1°
The 15-year-old Caol Ila has aged in American oak and ex-bodega European oak, giving it a powerful profile typical of the Islay distillery. This aging also provides a balance between the elegance of vanilla and orchard fruit and the richer flavour of sherry oak.
Unlike other Caol Ila whiskies from the distillery, it is unpeated. Due to this characteristic, it is close to whiskies from the Highlands.
This whisky has a light nose due to the fruity green apple and zest of orange. It has a firm and intense mouth that continues on a deep and warm note at the end of the mouth.
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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.