Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2007 / 2018 59%
Islay Region — 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' 2004 / 2017 46%
Distilled at the Caol Ila (pronounced cull-eela) distillery on Islay in 2004, this expression is a beautiful example of the combination of the fruit and peat smoke flavours Caol Ila is famous for. The nose has a soft fruity (apple, lime) tone that is surrounded by a rich peat smoke flavour, carrying a slightly peppery spice and a salty edge in t...
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 'Xtra Old Particular' 1980 / 37 years old 56.1%
Selected from the family vaults of Douglas Laing & Co, this new bottling comes from a single cask fiilled in 1980 at the Caol Ila distillery on Islay. With the majority of the demand for Islay whiskies to be bottled younger, few casks are left to reach an age such as this, making them increasingly rare and difficult to source. From this refi...