Caol Ila - 2017 Special Release 18 year old

70cl / 700ml / 59.8%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Caol Ila
Series / Description
2017 Special Release
Year Bottled
2017
Age
18 year old
Alcohol ABV
59.8%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
American Oak
Packaging
Original Box
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP8299
£119.95

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Product Description

An unpeated expression of Caol Ila and the twelfth released for the 2017 Diageo special releases series.

Aged for 18 years in refill American oak hogsheads, natural cask strength and the oldest expression of Caol Ila so far in this series.

Once a year the distillery swaps out its peated regimen for unpeated production in the "Highland Style"

Delightfully rich, with a fruitiness usually just hinted at in Caol Ila, it's a fine dram that's evenbetter with a drop of water.

Nose: Closed and tight at first , not giving much away. Hints of peppery spice and milk chocolate pennies. Rich caramel and dark chocolate dipped orange.

Palate: Initially follows the nose in the gentle stakes then the heat ramps up with that pepper spice prickle. Then soothing chocolate notes with a marshmallow sweetness. Smoke too but a gentle peat hit.

Finish: Lingering with that pepper spice tingling and dark chocolate orange.

Takes time and hides its beauty, but worth exploring.