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Caol Ila 8 Years Old On The Flavour Map
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Smoky Rich Delicate Light

Region

Islay.

Appearance

Bright pale gold.

Nose

Vibrant and tingling, with stewed apple sauce and a hint of toast, then new-mown grass, almond, dried lime peel and marzipan. In time, freshly grated ginger and bananas.

Body

Light-bodied, oily and smooth.

Palate

Unexpected impact that’s hot and smoky – concentrated and sweet at natural strength. Fragrant, with immediate drying grass, herbs, cut flowers and crisp fruits, giving way to a hint of char.

Finish

Touch of oak, sesame seed. Very clean.

Information:

Distillery: Caol Ila

Age: 8 Year Old

Strength: 59.8% ABV

Place of Origin: Port Askaig

Region: Islay

Nose:

Fresh, simple and clean, with no trace of smoke. Vibrant and tingling, with stewed apple sauce and a hint of toast, then new-mown grass, almond, dried lime peel and marzipan. In time, freshly grated ginger and bananas. The addition of water makes it all more overtly grassy, almost herbal with a fruity character, and moves it towards light antiseptic, now also with a trace of soft toffee.

Palate:

Unexpected impact. Hot and smoky, concentrated and sweet at natural strength. Fragrant, with immediate drying grass, herbs, cut flowers and crisp fruits. A hint of char. With water, the oiliness is more pronounced, the fruit now attractively sweet pineapple and lychees, with balancing acidity and salt: all the primary tastes are displayed to advantage.

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