Caol Ila 12 Year Old
- Brand: Caol Ila
- Product Code: CI03
- Availability: In Stock
An ideal first step into the world of Islay Scotch Whisky!
Call Ila, meaning “The Sound of Islay”, is a most underrated and hidden gem of all of the Islay distilleries.
Its subtly peated and briny nose is well balanced with the familiar Islay beach bonfire smoke, leads an additional dimension of vanilla custard, pineapple, peach, and banana. On the palate gentler elements appear through the smokey mists such as liquorice, cracked black pepper, sweet vanilla seeds, astonishingly a fine spritz of fresh lime zest shines for a split second. A peppery spicy edge joins the smoke in the finish, along with Havana cigar tobacco along with mild herbal notes.
- Mark Jenner, The Rare Malt