Caol Ila is pronounced “Cull Eela”. It’s the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura. For some, the distillery’s pronunciation is as remote as its location, sitting as it does on the rugged eastern coast, where it has remained hidden from view since 1846. However you say it, the fine, smoky whisky produced by generations of islanders is worth exploring.
Elegant and finely balanced, Caol ila 25 Year Old is fuller-bodied and more controlled than younger expressions, it yet remains true to a Caol ila character.
Nose - sweet-spicy, fresh sea-air notes with hints of preserved fruit.
Palate - Immediately sweet and fruity with a balancing bitterness. As befits its age, Caol ila’s trademark smoky-medicinal character is controlled rather than exuberant. A good mouthfeel complemented by a complex flavour.
Finish - Quite long, sweetly drying, with more smoke coming through.
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