Many of the bottlings in Single Malts of Scotland have received awards and critical acclaim and with years of experience in selecting casks, you can be sure that the whiskies that are bottled are of the highest quality. With aged casks such as these becoming increasingly difficult to find, each Whisky can be considered unlikely ever to be repeated. Each bottling is one of a limited number, making them perfect for a special gift or the chance to try something truly unique.
This is Caol Ila Single Malt Whisky from the Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks series, which was matured for eight years in six American oak barrels. Its complex aroma is characterized by scents of bonfire smoke, ocean breeze, lemon drizzle cake, and vanilla. On the palate, you'll detect a blend of cinnamon, clove, lemons, limes, nutmeg, candied ginger, liquorice, sea salt, and ripe pears, with these flavors lingering in the finish.
Caol Ila is a Scotch whisky distillery located on the island of Islay, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The distillery was founded in 1846 and is known for producing a peated single malt whisky with a distinctive smoky and maritime character. Caol Ila is one of the largest distilleries on Islay and is owned by drinks giant Diageo. The water source for the whisky is the nearby Loch Nam Ban, while the malted barley is sourced from the mainland. Caol Ila's whiskies are widely used in blends, but the distillery also produces a range of single malt whiskies that are highly regarded by enthusiasts for their complex and layered flavor profiles.