Caol Ila 18 year old


Bottle Size 70cl
Alcohol 43%
Age 18 years
Style Peated Islay
Distiller Caol Ila
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Colour Medium-pale golden maize.
Tasting Notes Nose
Light and fruity. Aromatic, immediately shows a sweet note of ripe guava, Herbal, Grassy, Some scents of fresh leather and new rubber.
Big, refined sweetness. Some charming salty flavors of cashews and walnuts emerge at midpalate, which persist into and through the finish. Well integrated oak, smoke, oily, peat. Barley. Throughout, there’s more of the subtle iodine as a nod to Islay’s maritime environment.
Long, herbal notes, gentle smoke, soft peat. Oily wood.

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Caol Ila (Gaelic for Sound of Islay) which is pronounced as col eela. The name relates directly to its location, directly on the shore of the Sound of Islay less than a mile north from Port Askaig.

The middle child of the standard age specific Caol Ila family is the 18 year old. The 18 year is bottled at the brand’s regular 43% ABV. That much time in the barrel is noted for diminishing the whisky’s smoke, while a mixture of refill casks were used so as to play down the impact of the wood.