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.
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About our Bottles
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.
Our bottles come in two sizes: 700ml, which is our standard for our main releases; and for some of our expressions, 100ml minis.