Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Berry Bros & Rudd 70cl / 46%
An 11-year-old Caol Ila 2010, assembled from a small batch of hogshead casks and bottled by Berry Bros at an approachable 46%. This 2010 Caol Ila 11-year-old Small Batch is part of Berry Brothers' Winter Release for early 2022 and looks to be well-equipped to warm the cockles.
There's little that gladdens our hearts more than a youngish Caol Ila, particularly from a great bottler like Berry Bros & Rudd. This is a nailed-on winner, and looks like great value. The packaging is really smart too, which always helps.
Berry Bros & Rudd
|Series||Winter Release 2022|
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: The nose is initially deceptively gentle, offering icing sugar and a slight earthy smoke, though time in the glass crescendos the coastal peat showing muscular phenolic character.
Palate: The palate gives more notes of peat smoke along with damp wool, icing sugar, slight floral notes, and more peat smoke!
Finish: The finish is unmistakably coastal fading slowly with flavours of kippers, tar and yet more smoke.