Caol Ila 14 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, The Four Corners of Scotland Collection, 70cl
THIS BOTTLE IS NOT SOLD WITH A BOX AND IS SOLD AS A NAKED BOTTLE
Each of the Four Corners of Scotland collection beautifully shows the classic aromas and tastes of one special region. A limited distillery exclusive, this 14-year-old cask strength release is made to commemorate the transformation of the home of Caol Ila malt whisky in 2022. The Islay region of the four corners of Scotland.
- Limited edition liquid and pack design, part of the Four Corners of Scotland Collection
- 14yo Caol Ila
- 53.0% ABV Cask strength
- Matured in refill and freshly charred hogsheads
Bright 18 carat gold. Exceptional beading.
Mellow in feel, with light prickle. Clean and fresh throughout, with vaguely medicinal notes and the faint smokiness of an extinguished beach-bonfire always there behind them. The first impression is mildly medicinal, as with the aroma of an antiseptic cream. An elusive pastry note lies beneath on a base of freshly laundered linen. The medicinal notes increase in the development, then subside with water, which brings out a note of damp wool, like a freshly washed jumper.
A smooth texture and a sweet start; clean, noticeably smoky and leaving a trail as clear as a lit gunpowder fuse. A shake of salt adds balance. The taste becomes sweeter with a splash of water, no more, when there is also light acidity and more salt. Surprisingly mild, compared to the taste at natural strength. And delicious.
Long and pleasantly hot, while a last lightly charred, spicy note lingers in the aftertaste. With water, the heat subsides, and the spiciness lingers.