Caol Ila Hogshead 13 yrs Islay Cask Strength Signatory Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Caol Ila, (pronounced ‘cull-eela’) is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, in reference to the distillery’s location overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura. Built in 1846, Caol Ila is the largest of the eight working distilleries on the island of Islay.
AGED: 13 years
DISTILLED ON: November 9, 1999
BOTTLE ON: January 18, 2013
MATURED IN: Burbon Barrell
CASK NO: 310044
NOSE: Fruity and tangy with notes of salty butter, toast, wet stones on a beach, linseed oil, a little peat smoke, kippers and sweetness.
TASTE: Lime and nutty behind. Alcohol presence. Apricot and apples. Peppery late on. Toffee sweet. Water brings out more toffee and apples.
FINISH: Rich and tangy palate, with good spice notes, citrus peels, black pepper, malt and smoke. A little smoked oyster note.