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Caol Ila 15 Year Old
 59.1%   |    70cl

The first of thirteen annual releases in this series to combine refill and rejuvenated American oak hogsheads and ex-bodega European oak butts. An exceptionally grown up whisky with a powerful and persuasive flavour profile that could only be a Caol Ila.
The first of thirteen annual releases in this series to combine refill and rejuvenated American oak hogsheads and ex-bodega European oak butts. An exceptionally grown up whisky with a powerful and persuasive flavour profile that could only be a Caol Ila.

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Caol Ila 15 Year Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

Islay.

Appearance

Deep gold.

Nose

Mild nose, with the fruity sharpness of green apples and orange zest.

Body

Dense, firm. Viscous.

Palate

Dense, firm and mild at first with a sweet, minty-salty taste, then a freezing heat.

Finish

Long and warming finish with some spice.

Information

Distillery:  Caol Ila

Age: 15 years old, distilled in 2002

Strength: 59.1%

Region: Islay

Appearance

Deep gold, with light beading.

Nose

A mild nose-feel, despite the strength. Relaxed, with gently rising waves of deeply fruity sharpness; green apples and a hint of orange zest. Pear-drop sweetness and biscuity cereals sit against a distant backdrop of soft vanilla with a whiff of sea-salt; a vanilla sponge cake enjoyed on the beach.

Palate

Cool and viscous, with a surprisingly mild mouthfeel and at first a sweet, minty-salty taste. A massive freezing heat then establishes itself, packed with notes of resinous liquorice; clear honey, pine resin, salt and lemon. Mid-palate, freshpeach. Exquisitely coating and firm, oily yet drying.

Finish

Huge, long, persistent and warming, with some spice; aniseed, liquorice, honey, and lemon zest. Superbly coating, with dark chocolate bitterness and a late pungency.