Caol Ila 12 Year Old Special Release (Dist. 1999)

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Produced by: Caol Ila Distillery
Owned by: Diageo plc
UK distribution by: Diageo Great Britain
UK consumer PR by: Cognis Public Relations
UK trade PR by: Cognis Public Relations

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alc./vol: 64%

Proof: 128°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

This is the sixth limited release of unpeated Caol Ila, the second at twelve-years-old. Only one batch per year of unpeated malt for blending in the "highland-style" is produced and this particular 1999 batch was aged in first fill ex-bourbon American Oak casks.
Released in 2011 and bottled at natural cask strength, fewer than 6,000 bottles were made available worldwide.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 20/10/2011

Appearance:

Clear yellow gold.

Aroma:

Cream of soda vanilla and lemon meringue pie nose with buttery macadamia nuts in wood chips with a note of old-fashioned oil paint.

Taste:

Dry, lightly spicy palate with lemon curd on buttered well-done toast.

Aftertaste:

Medium length spiced finish.

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