This expression of Caol Ila bottled by Gordon Macphail promises to be a real treat, matured for 13 years in a single refill Sherry butt. Fans of the distillery will be pleased to see an expression at cask strength and from a Sherry butt, both hard to find at times.
On the nose that remarkable cured meat note makes an appearence alongside citrus and a touch of nuttiness. On the palate we find both sweet and savoury elements, stewed fruit and honeybomb alongside malt biscuit and black pepper. Caol Ila's signature bonfire smoke carry through to the finish.