- Distillery Caol Ila
- AYS 07/12/2017
- Estimated ABV 61%
- RLA 155.7
- Approx. Bottles 370
One of the most iconic distilleries in Scotland, Caol Ila is a quintessential Islay malt with all the maritime and peat-infused qualities that make the island such a legendary splendid source of collectible Single Malt whisky.
The peat profile is somewhere between Lagavulin and Bowmore, with a satisfying dryness in comparison to the more oily Ardbeg and fresher than the medicinal TCP-like Laphroaig. The smoke is earthier than that of Lagavulin and the aromatic profile punchier than the likes of Bruichladdich. In essence, it is a perfect Islay; capturing this most famous of Hebridean isles.
Founded in 1846 in the village of Port Askaig on the the shores of the Sound of Islay (from which the distillery draws it's name in Gaelic) Caol Ila's still room enjoys breathtaking views across the waters of the sound to the Paps of Jura, a windswept, dramatic and powerfully elemental vista that seems like a physical manifestation of Caol Ila's one of a kind spirit.