Caol Ila – Aged 12 Years
ABV: 43% Bottle Size: 750ml
Single Malt Whisky
Producer: Caol Ila
Bottler: Official Distillery Bottling by Diageo
Cask Type: American Oak
Age: 12 Years Aged
Release: Standard Release
Cask Strength: No
Chill Filtration: Unknown
Added Colouring: Yes
Peat Smoked: Yes
From The Official Website
The ultimate Islay malt, Caol Ila is considered by experts to be the perfect entry point into the world of peaty malt whiskies and a reference for connoisseurs of Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky the world over. Fresh, sweetly fruity and smooth-bodied, Caol Ila 12 year old is the colour of pale straw, with a delicate balance of tastes.
Smooth, pleasant mouth-feel: firm with a light to medium body.
Subdued, citric fruitiness; a whiff of bath oil and dentist’s mouthwash. A fresh and appetising nose, with little or no trace of smoke. A little water raises almond oil and old fashioned oilskins; still a fresh fruitiness, a trace of olive oil, and after a while potpourri or scented hand-soap.
Drinks well at natural strength; sweet start; pleasant, light fragrant smokiness and a lengthy finish. Smooth, pleasant mouth-feel; with water light acidity, some salt and still the sweeter notes. A complex balance of primary tastes.
Sweet smokiness in the lingering, slightly sour finish.