8.0 (8)
Brand
Caol Ila
Age
18 years old
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
Caol Ila Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
ABV.
43.00%
Source
Diageo
In collection
30×

Review by Caol Ila

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Colour

Golden

Nose

Smoky bonfires, then soapy water and wet wool, with a smouldering beach bonfire in the distance. Hints of mineral oil, then wax. Develops scents of burnt pork sausages.

Palate

Smooth and mildly sweet start with good acidity and sea salt.

Finish

A lingering, charred, slightly sour finish.

Conclusion

Age introduces a golden colour and complexity to this mellow, amber Caol Ila. It starts smoky-sweet on the nose then drinks smoothly, showing a sweet yet sour character. The long-lived finish evokes a distant, smouldering beach bonfire.

Source: Diageo