Brand: Caol Ila
Type: Single Malt
Region: Scotland – Islay
Strength: 43% alc/vol
Caol Ila 12 year old was launched in June 2002. This expression is light and fresh, with that distinctive, clinical Caol Ila punch of smoke. The whiskies for this expression are matured in refill hogsheads (American oak) and refill sherry butts making this dram an absolute cracker!
Nose: Linseed oil, green olive, smoked fish. Lightly medicinal, wet grass, smoky wood.
Palate: Good biscuity malt and smoky bacon notes. Rounded, mid-weight. Good smoky intensity mid-palate. Clean juicy fruits, oil and dry smoke. Finish: A long, smoky finish. Well balanced.