Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Part of Diageo’s 2014 Special Releases, this unpeated Caol Ila was aged for 15 years in first fill ex-bourbon casks. A release of 10,668 bottles (RRP £75).
Sampled on 11/09/2014
Clear, pale golden amber.
Burnt toast, grainy cereal and hazelnut with faint smokiness, vanilla, citrus zest and coconut. Water amplifies vanilla with faint berry notes.
Toasted coconut, peppery at first with white chocolate, rum & raisin ice-cream and faint smokiness. Faint barley-sugar sweetness helps mask high strength. Water (go easy with amount added) releases ginger spice and faint saltiness.
Fruit cake, toasty nuts and smoke with faint eucalyptus.
Closure: Natural cork stopper