ITEM NO: SSCS41
AGED: 30 years
DISTILLED ON: August 1983
BOTTLE ON: May 2014
MATURED IN: hogshead
CASK NO: 5286
BOTTLE NO: 219
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.
NOSE: Fruity and tangy with notes of salty butter, toast, wet stones on a beach, linseed oil, a little peat smoke, kippers and sweetness.
TASTE: Rich and tangy palate, with good spice notes, citrus peels, black pepper, malt and smoke. A little smoked oyster note.
FINISH: Spicy, fruity and peaty. A little burning cardboard.
PER CS: 6