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Caol Ila 2005 30th Anniversary 70cl 56.1°

Archive Caol Ila 2005 30th Anniversary 70cl 56.1°

Distillery : Caol Ila / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23220

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Le Comptoir Irlandais, we selected with Gordon & Macphail's company, an exclusive bottling of whisky from Islay, the Caol Ila 2005.

Non-chill filtered, this exceptional Single Cask from the barrel numbered 302015 presents, in its natural colour, rich and peated notes with aromas of exotic fruits: banana, coconut, orange...

This limited edition was distilled in 2005 before being matured in a Bourbon barrel for 12 years.

Only 204 bottles were bottled in 2017.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV54.8 °
TypeSingle Cask
DistilleryCaol Ila
Age12 years
CharacteristicsCask Strength & Non-Chill Filtered
PackagingCardboard Box

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: pale gold.

Nose: honey, coconut and toasted malt aromas with tropical fruit and smoke.

Palate: creamy yet peppery with banana, chocolate and orange flavours with lingering bonfire embers.

Finish: long, sweet and smoky.