Berry Bros & Rudd Caol Ila 2009 70cl
Caol Ila Distillery is near Port Askaig, looking across the sound of Islay to neighbouring Jura. Its whisky is very well respected for both its distinctive, smoky Islay style and elegant, fruity balance.
Cask Type: Bourbon Hogshead
Distilled: 2009 Bottled: 2021
Limited: 311 Bottles
Unchill-Filtered | Natural Colour
Nose: Deceptively gentle, offering icing sugar and a slight earthy smoke, through time in the glass crescendos the coastal peat showing muscular phenolic character.
Palate: Gives more notes of peat smoke along with damp wool, icing sugar, slight floral notes, and more peat smoke.
Finish: Unmistakably coastal fading slowly with flavours of kippers, tar and yet more smoke.