Caol Ila 11 year old whisky (Christmas Special)
Distillery: Caol Ila
Age: 11 years old
Year distilled: 2008
ABV: cask strength of 57.1%
Cask: ex-bourbon barrel
Bottled for: Christmas!
Bottle outturn: 233
Bottle size: 700ml
WHISKY TASTING NOTES
Nose: Bright, with hints of limestone, sea salt, brine, lime, white pepper, smouldering driftwood, slight barley sugar, wet ferns, cigar leaves and faint honey. Hints of peach too.
Palate: White wine, white grapes and bay leaves coupled with lime, lemon, cinnamon, nutmeg, wine gums, sea salt, green tea and honey. Tropical fruits (kiwi, slight mango and pineapple) appear late on.
Finish: Long and lingering finish, drying with tropical fruits, lime, cinnamon, sea salt, oak, green tea and white wine.
For us, one of the best aspects of a good single malt whisky is its ability to bring people together. So when we created our bottles we wanted to design something that felt like a decanter - meant to be passed around a group of friends, new and old, as they enjoy sharing a dram together.
Our bottles have a good weight to them, making them feel substantial and giving them the presence a good whisky deserves. We've offset the label, so that the whisky is centre stage; it shows the natural colour of the liquid clearly and proudly.
The label clearly and transparently shows you all the key information, including: the nature of the liquid (for example, single malt scotch) where it was distilled; how old it is; and how strong it is. All our liquids are natural colour and non chill filtered.
Packaging: All our bottles are shipped in a specialist anti-shock 'air tubes'. These create a sleeve of air around the bottle to keep it safe and protected while in the post. The air tubes are then places in discreet, plain, cardboard outer boxes.
UK shipping: We offer next-day delivery as standard, and you will receive a tracking code so you can monitor the progress of your delivery. The postage cost is a flat fee, so you can order as many bottles as you like for the same postage price.
EU shipping: Rates are calculated automatically on check-out, and shipments are sent using the major international delivery firms. You will receive a tracking code so you can monitor the progress of your delivery.
US shipping: Unfortunately, as of this moment we do not ship to the US due to technical issues with the delivery company. As soon as it is fixed, shipping will be resumed. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be one of the firsts who receive the good news!
Canada (Only Alberta State): We're pleased to ship to Alberta State, Canada. You will receive a tracking code so you can monitor the progress of your delivery. Please remember, there might be local taxes you could need to pay in your country, however all non-US delivery outside of EU, UK VAT will not be charged.
Rest of world: We're pleased to ship to a large number of countries, with rates calculated when you check out. You will receive a tracking code so you can monitor the progress of your delivery. Please remember, there might be local taxes you could need to pay in your country.
COVID update: We are pleased to be able to continue shipping whisky to your door. All our operations are done in a COVID secure manner with health and safety of utmost importance. While we endeavour to ship as quickly as possible, the reduction in flights between countries has impacted airfreight; this means some international orders may take a little longer than usual.
For large orders or help: Please contact Ben (Ben@thesinglecask.co.uk) if you have any questions, or need help placing a large custom order.