Caol Ila - Claxton's Single Cask - 2012 6 year old

70cl / 700ml / 57.2%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Caol Ila
Series / Description
Claxton's Single Cask
Vintage
2012
Year Bottled
2018
Age
6 year old
Alcohol ABV
57.2%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
American Oak
Cask Number
1841-300379
Single Cask
Yes
Number Bottled
341
Packaging
Unboxed
Bottler
Claxton's
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Decanter
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP9357
£73.95

Availability: In stock

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Product Description

Distilled on 5th January 2012 and aged for 6 years in a single Hogshead cask (usually from  Ex-Bourbon stock and about 250 litres in size, so slightly larger than the standard Ex-Bourbon barrel of 200 litres).

Nose: An almost soapy, floral start with green fruit (kiwi and gooseberry) behind the aromatic and sooty peat smoke. Hints of singed herbs, lemongrass and salty sea air mixed with a fragrant/perfumed note.

Palate: Tart green fruit, cream soda pop, lime marmalade on a waxy, soapy body  with peppery, sooty smoke. Some notes of pickle juice or seaweed in brine and late capsicum pepper heat.

Finish: Singed herbs and creamy Greek yoghurt, waxy lime, anise, green peppers and classic oily/floral Caol Ila peat smoke. Even a hint of salted celery stick in here too.

Plenty of complexity here for one so young, Islay's largest distillery at its most perfumed and creamy.