Caol Ila (Unpeated), 14 Years Old, 2005, Old Particular, 48.4%Old Particular
This 14 year old unpeated - yes, unpeated Caol Ila! - makes for a treat for Caol Ila fans, or those looking for a gentle Islay sip. This has all the gentle earthy and ozone notes of usual Caol Ila without any smoke, resulting in a deliciously umami and elegant character. Vanilla, lemon zest, black tea and ginger are some of many exotic notes to be found here. Now, if only we were drinking it on an Islay beach.