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 '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 '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...
Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' 1968 / 50 years old 52.5%
Distilled in 1968 at the old Caol Ila distillery, this very special new bottle represents half a century of maturation, making it one the oldest whisky ever produced from Islay, and the oldest from Caol Ila. The original Caol Ila distillery was completely demolished in 1972 and rebuilt within two years, and examples of whisky from the original s...