The Whiskies of Islay — Caol Ila
Caol Ila 'Old Particular The Elements - Earth' 2010 / 8 years ol
Celebrating the elemental nature of Scotch Whisky, this new release from Douglas Laing & Co. comes from a single, cask-strength Caol Ila at 8 years old. A classic Caol Ila with sweetness balanced by cured meats and earthy tones, the peat smoke flavour comes through like smouldering beach-side bonfires, extinguished with sea water.
Caol Ila 'Old Malt Cask' 2009 / 9 years old 50%
Selected by one of Scotland's acclaimed independent bottlers, this new single cask Caol Ila was matured for 9 years in a refill hogshead cask and bottled at the 'golden strength', according to Stewart Laing, of 50%.The aroma (sometimes refered to as the 'nose') is ashy, sea-air salty and filled with smokey notes. To taste, the peat and sea salt ...
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 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.