The Whiskies of Islay — Caol Ila
Caol Ila 12 years old 43% 750ml
From the northern edge of Islay, the Caol Ila distillery is known for a slightly more refined smoke character, with citrus fruit and and a gentle sweetness that mingles with the peat. Sophisticated and lingering, a great introduction to some of the smokier whiskies from the Island.
Caol Ila 'Signatory' 2009 / 8 years old 46%
Selected from a pair of sister casks from the Caol Ila distillery on Islay, this 8 year old bottling by Signatory Vintage is a punchy dram, with loads of dry coastal bonfire peat smoke and sweet and tangy citric (particularly lime, citrus cordial) notes throughout. A consistently excellent bottling from Signatory Vintage under their 'Unchillfilt...
Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' Discovery 13 years old 43%
Part of famed independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail's new 'Discovery' range, this 13 year old Caol Ila from the west coast island of Islay falls under their 'smoky' profile, an introduction to bold flavour ranges that Scotch has to offer. We are met with sweet vanilla and dry cured meat aromas. Peat smoke undertones are complemented by bana...
Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' Hermitage Wine Cask Finish 2004 / 13 years old 45%
Part of the rebranded Connoissuers Choice range from renowned indepenent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, this 13 year old bottling from Caol Ila distillery on Islay is part of their new Wood Finish collection. Initial maturation in a collection of first fill bourbon and refill American casks before being transfered into Hermitage wine casks for i...
Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1990 / 28 years old 50.7%
Part of the rebranded Connoissuers Choice range from renowned indepenent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, this 28 year old bottling from Caol Ila Distillery on the famed island of Islay is yielded from a single refill sherry hogshead cask, bottled at its natural cask strength of 50.7%. Sweet sherry and vanilla aromas. Peppery with summer berries a...
Caol Ila 'Old & Rare' 1991 / 25 years old 53.3%
This Old & Rare release from Hunter Laing comes from Caol Ila distillery on Islay, distilled in 1991 and left to mature for 25 years. Bottled from a single cask and at its natural strength, the nose is full bodied with sweet with vanilla, butter shortbread and stewed rhubarb - the peat comes in late, with a smoky seaweed and bonfire warmth. ...
Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1984 / 33 years old 52.8%
One of the oldest Islay whiskies we currently have on our shelves, this new release from Gordon & MacPhail comes from a cask of Caol Ila that was filled and laid down to mature in 1984. The cask and spirit have produced a whisky laced with notes of cured meat, apple and lingering peat smoke, all mingled together with no element dominating. ...
Caol Ila 'Provenance' 2011 / 6 years old 48%
The "Coastal Collection" is a limited edition Single Cask series of four bottlings honouring Scotland?s Whisky islands and the seas around them. This penultimate release is a 6 year old Caol Ila Single Cask bottling matured in a refill hogshead. Only 405 bottles exist globally, bottled at 48% with no clouring or chill filtration. The nose is big...
Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2003 / 15 years old 56.7%
From the well-known independent bottler 'Gordon and Macphail' comes this 15 years old whisky form Caol Ila distillery. Matured in first fill bourbon barrel, this release has been bottled at 56.7%. The nose offers hints of honey cured bacon and lemongrass. This then moves into creamy notes of vanilla. The taste has the classic Islay smokiness fro...
Caol Ila 'Signatory' 1983 / 32 years old 49.3%
Distilled in 1983 at the Caol Ila distillery, this beautiful and gentle old Islay malt has an exceptional aroma - marrying over-ripe fruit (banana, melon, lime) and a very integrated, soft and mellow peat smoke throughout. Lush and full on the palate with a great oily feeling, the fruits and smoke swirl around and linger for a long time, finishi...