AGED: 19 years
DISTILLED ON: August 8, 1995
BOTTLE ON: October 14, 2014
MATURED IN: Hogshead
CASK NO: 9801
BOTTLE NO: of 295
Caol Ila, pronounced ‘cull-eela’, is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, in reference to the distillery’s location overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura. Built in 1846, Caol Ila is the largest of the eight working distilleries on the island of Islay.
COLOR: white wine
NOSE: smoked cocktail made of oyster and lemon juice, traces of exhaust and burnt rubber “in a good way”.
TASTE: same as nose, with touch of green olive, some wax and ashes, briny and a bit sour.
FINISH: long, zesty, and fresh.
PER CS: 6