Brand
Caol Ila
Expression
Cl1
Whisky type
Single Malt
Bottled by
Elements of Islay
Distillery
Caol Ila Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
ABV.
62.90%

Review by Elements of Islay

Nose

Initially sweet, with barley sugar and fruit, peaty notes quickly make themselves known – bandages and bung cloth, beach bonfires and smouldering ferns.

Palate

Rich stewed fruit and smoke at first, with chutney and honey-glazed ham. Buttered toast and honey notes slowly appear with peppery spice and chilli. Water softens the smoke, and reveals layers of orchard fruit.

Finish

Long and peppery, with first honey then porridge appearing, while coal smoke lingers in the background.

Note

The first release of Cl was very special. A marriage of whiskies of different ages, it was created to show both the punchy character of more youthful spirit as well as the elegance brought by age. The benchmark by which all other Cl whiskies are judged.