Caol Ila 15 Year Old, 2016 Special Release, 61.5%Caol Ila
A delicious unpeated Caol Ila from the Diageo Special Releases 2016 collection.
This limited edition bottling of Caol Ila was distilled in 2000 their annual use of unpeated malt. Without the characteristic briney smoke of this Islay distillery, its other aromas of lemon and buttered malt are brought to light.
This edition has been aged in a combination of refill American oak hogsheads and refill European oak butts for 15 years.
On the nose, it's fresh and fragrant with apple skin and vanilla fudge over coastal air and sea salt. The cask strength hit follows, brining refreshing waves of olive brine, menthol, eucalyptus and seaweed.
A fantastic unpeated Islay whisky for fans of coastal malts.