Key facts about this whisky
Distillery: Caol Ila
Region: Islay, Scotland
Age: 6 years old
ABV: cask strength of 59.1%
Cask ref: 311895
Cask type: ex-bourbon hogshead
Bottle outturn: 313
Bottle size: 700ml
Whisky tasting notes
Nose: Bright and youthful with its core Islay character shining through. Peat and smoke; sea salt and shells; oak and vanilla; cinnamon and green tea.
Palate: Sea salt and shells from the ocean, meet bacon smoked over peat from the land. Further notes of cinnamon and green tea, with the oak and vanilla from the cask.
Finish: Medium to long finish with peat, sea salt, vanilla and oak.
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.
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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.