Caol Ila - Feis Ile 2018 10 year old

70cl / 700ml / 58.2%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Caol Ila
Series / Description
Feis Ile 2018
Year Bottled
2018
Age
10 year old
Alcohol ABV
58.2%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
American & European Oak
Number Bottled
2500
Packaging
Cloth Bag
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP9282

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Product Description

A 10 year old aged in Refill American oak Hogsheads and rejuvenated European oak Butts that was specially released for the 2018 Feis Ile and personally selected by new distillery manager Pierrick Guillaume, who joined Caol Ila last summer from Glen Elgin in Speyside.

Nose: Stewed dark fruits – figs, plums – bathed in a golden syrup-infused custard, with clove and cinnamon-spiced fruitcake and sticky toffee pudding. The smoke is there, but plays a supporting role.

Palate: Thick and sweet, with golden sultanas, rich dried fruit, cloves and black pepper. There’s dry oloroso Sherry, a syrupy toffee caramel and warm sticky sultanas left out in the sun too long. Dried citrus peel and lemon meringue provide uplifting top notes – alongside a faint bitter note, like a polished old leather armchair – but the smoke is very faint. Water sweetens it up even more, making the individual characteristics difficult to distinguish.

Finish:  Wisps of smoke, a dying hearth. Picking elusive cake crumbs from your jumper.

Conclusion Warming and rich, demonstrating far more depth than the age suggests (which is why we should never take a whisky on its face value).

88/100 on Scotchwhisky.com