Caol Ila 11 year old whisky (cask 318686)
Key facts about this whisky
Distillery: Caol Ila
Region: Islay, Scotland
Age: 11 years old
Year distilled: 2008
ABV: cask strength of 59.7%
Cask ref: 318686
Cask type: ex-bourbon hogshead
Bottle outturn: 137
Bottle size: 700ml
Whisky tasting notes
Nose: sand wet with salty seawater from the shoreline; peat, green leaves and malt from the land; with a background white wine note.
Palate: a taste of Islay with sea salt from the ocean; peat, oak and sweet malt from the land; seasoned with cinnamon and white pepper.
Finish: a medium finish with the malt and sea salt coming through, together with a touch of wood spice.
Caol Ila background
Caol Ila is the silent assassin of Islay; there is peat in this whisky, but it sneaks up on you. With less prominent smoke than some of its Islay neighbours, everything about Caol Ila whisky is different. From it’s mashing, fermentation regime, stills and the cut points; it’s unique. Its often the quiet ones who surprise us the most.
This single malt whisky is the perfect example of that. It captures both the coastal and land elements of Islay, with balanced notes to take your mind straight to this charismatic island. A lovely whisky, and a must try.
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: The laws and process do vary state by state, but we ship to the 20 states we're able to. We use a specialist shipping company which takes care of not only the delivery but also US duty charges and paperwork; this makes it nice and easy for you! The US stage of the journey is by FedEx and a tracking code can be supplied if you contact Ed (email@example.com). Rates are calculated automatically at checkout, and please bear in mind that the price covers both delivery and US duty.
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 Ed (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions, or need help placing a large custom order.