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Caol Ila 35 Year Old
 58.1%   |    70cl

The first Caol Ila 35 year old in this series is the oldest Caol Ila ever bottled from the original distillers, combining whisky from refill American oak hogsheads and refill European oak butts in a well-balanced and mature expression that shows a fine freshness, cleanliness and precision for its age. Just 3,276 bottles.

The first Caol Ila 35 year old in this series is the oldest Caol Ila ever bottled from the original distillers, combining whisky from refill American oak hogsheads and refill European oak butts in a well-balanced and mature expression that shows a fine freshness, cleanliness and precision for its age. Just 3,276 bottles.

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Caol Ila 35 Year Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

Islay.

Appearance

Antique gold colour.

Nose

Floral and fruity on a fresh-clean, smoky base.

Body

Light to medium.

Palate

Starts sweetly and soon dries, with a rising peaty pungency.

Finish

A spicy-sweet finish.

Information

Make: Caol Ila

Age: 35 years old, distilled in 1982

Strength: 58.1% ABV

Region: Islay

Appearance

Antique gold, good beading.

Nose

A clean and clear start, with floral and fruity notes on a fresh-cleaned and faintly smoky base. Artist’s studio, lemon zest, butter and malt vinegar. The smoke is carried on notes of pine, resin and menthol, with a cereal-grain core. Later, a floral freshness with almond soap and final, fresh mint.

Palate

Cooling and very fluid, with a smooth, creamy texture, soon becoming dry after a quiet, lightly sweet start. Sugary, then smoky against a developing herbal astringency with fennel and even a trace of picture varnish. Wonderful tooth-coating tannins offset a rising, peaty pungency.

Finish

Spicy-sweet, with honey, sweet peat smoke and crunchy cereal, smooth chocolate, syrupy pistachio pastry. Cleansing, with silky dryness and lingering smoky warmth.