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Caol Ila is pronounced “Cull Eela”. It’s the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura. For some, the distillery’s pronunciation is as remote as its location, sitting as it does on the rugged eastern coast, where it has remained hidden from view since 1846. However you say it, the fine, smoky whisky produced by generations of islanders is worth exploring.

Caol Ila 15 Year Old
Caol Ila 15 Year Old
Caol Ila 15 Year Old

Caol Ila 15 Year Old

70cl 61.5%
Regular price
£109.99
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£109.99
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70cl 61.5%
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This ninth limited release of the unpeated Caol Ila, is from a batch made once a year for blending in the “Highland Style.” A relaxed malt from ex-bourbon first fill American Oak casks, it has a surprisingly clear maritime character that stays fresh and light. Collectors may wish to compare with expressions from first fill Bourbon released at 8,10 and 12 years old and a 14 year old from ex-bodega oak, released in 2012.

Region An unpeated, natural cask strength Islay.
Appearance Bright, pale yellow gold; light beading.
Body Light.
Nose Subdued, citric fruitiness; a whiff of bath oil and dentist's mouthwash. A fresh and appetising nose, with little or no trace of smoke.
Palate Smooth and sweet, then salt toffee with chilli. Warming, sweet and prickly with lovely early liquorice and dark chocolate notes. All delicate at first, but soon expanding on the palate.
Finish Medium length, clean and elegantly sustained throughout. Warming, with supple tannins, becoming dryer and more fragrant, with hints of juniper, leading to late eucalyptus. With water, there’s a clean, fresh, aftertaste.