Caol Ila Distillers Edition 700ml w/Gift Box
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Peated single malt 100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat. Cask type finished in Moscatel sherry which add sweet, honey, peaches, apricots, and oranges.
The Caol lla distillery: For more than 100 years small coal-fired “puffers” like the SS Pibroch brought barley, coal and empty casks to the distillery, returning her whisky to the mainland through the Sound of Islay. Today, Caol Ila’s secret bay is only known to true Islay devotees. The barley used here is still malted locally at Port Ellen and pure spring water still rises from limestone in nearby Loch nam Ban, then falls to the sea at Caol Ila in a clear crystal stream, just as it always has. The distinctive Islay smokiness makes Caol Ila whisky a reference point for connoisseurs of Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky the world over. It’s dry, sea air aromas and pleasing smoky-smoothness evokes a certain sense of place for the drinker – whether you’ve visited this magical island or not.
“Richly flavoured double-matured yet drying and fine balanced on a rare Moscatel cask wood. filled with a rich, sweet, and dusky fruitiness, sloes and plums. The smoke as a result is diminished as are the grassy/bacony notes. This creamy smoke, joins walnut, almonds and lemongrass which results in a a sensually appealing whisky. The palate is perfectly rounded: sugared, pine smoke; sour spring grass; grapefruit.”