Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 43%
As with other mid-aged Islay whiskies, this Caol Ila 18 year old has really mellowed nicely with age. The peat is still there but it just sits nicely in the background.
Caol Ila 18 starts smoky-sweet on the nose then drinks smoothly, showing a sweet yet sour character. The long-lived finish evokes a distant, smouldering beach bonfire.
Palate: Smooth and mildly sweet start with good acidity and sea salt.
Finish: A lingering, charred, slightly sour finish.