CI8 - Elements of Islay 55.2% 500ml
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 'Signatory' 2007 / 8 years old UCF 46%
Selected from a pair of neighbouring 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, as is typical for Caol Ila of this age.
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...
Caol Ila 'Gordon & MacPhail' 2006 / 2017 60.2%
Distilled at the Caol Ila distillery in 2006 and bottled from four first-fill sherry butts, this new release from Gordon & MacPhail shows the big and assertive style found from the distillery at this age. The nose offers up sweet vanilla, apple and lemon aromas, before a blast of hot peat smoke joins in with white pepper and sea-side notes. ...