Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2006 / 2017 60.2%
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 / 2015 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 'Xtra Old Particular' 1979 / 35 years old 47.1%
This exceptionally old Caol Ila is one of the few to come from the late 1970's, bottled from a single cask that yielded just 204 bottles, of which only 3 are available in New Zealand. The tasting notes written by the team at Douglas Laing talk of a stately old Islay malt, with soft peat, ash and oily rag aromas. The soft peat builds to bonfire s...