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Caol Ila 12YO 700ml

Caol Ila 12YO 700ml

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4.8 (5 Reviews)

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Caol Ila is hidden in a quiet cove near Port Askaig. Many consider this locality to be the wildest and most picturesque of the island. Situated on Loch Nam Ban, the site is ideal thanks to the abundant supply of good water. Caol Ila (Gaelic for 'the Sound of Islay') was built in 1846 by Hector Henderson - a Glasgow businessman with a keen interest in distilling. Like Bunnahabhain and Bruichladdich, the development of Caol Ila created along with it, a community of its own. Without these distilleries, it is likely that there would have been little sustained human interference in these areas at all. 

Caol Ila is considered to be one of the lighter of the Islays. Medium-bodied with a rounded flavour. Pale in colour with a greenish tinge. This malt has a peaty nose, with distinct floral notes. It is described as tasting slightly of seaweed/iodine, lightly medicinal, smoky, salty, sweet with a dry peppery finish. 

Alc 43%

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Caol Ila is hidden in a quiet cove near Port Askaig. Many consider this locality to be the wildest and most picturesque of the island. Situated on Loch Nam Ban, the site is ideal thanks to the abundant supply of good water. Caol Ila (Gaelic for 'the Sound of Islay') was built in 1846 by Hector Henderson - a Glasgow businessman with a keen interest in distilling. Like Bunnahabhain and Bruichladdich, the development of Caol Ila created along with it, a community of its own. Without these distilleries, it is likely that there would have been little sustained human interference in these areas at all. 

Caol Ila is considered to be one of the lighter of the Islays. Medium-bodied with a rounded flavour. Pale in colour with a greenish tinge. This malt has a peaty nose, with distinct floral notes. It is described as tasting slightly of seaweed/iodine, lightly medicinal, smoky, salty, sweet with a dry peppery finish. 

Alc 43%

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Mouse
Worthy

Can see why it is used to influence so many blends, greats stuff, a good balanced introduction to stronger peaty whiskies, must have for the collection, would rebuy.

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Scott
Very Impressed

Awesome Islay! Give it a try.

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Simonne
Well-rounded Islay

This is a really good balance of flavours with nothing being too overly dominant or harsh. Good sweetness up front, good amount of peat smokiness with iodine and brine notes, and a nice spicy finish.

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Matt
Lovely drop

That good, I hide this one from my friends

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Saul
Pure class in a glass

Top quality at great value!
A truly wonderful drinking experience. Sweet, fruit, thickness, savory undertones, sweet peat, and a long smokey slightly sweet finish. At times it feels like eating an entire meal in one drink. The peat is wonderfully balanced and pleasant in the mouth for those who enjoy peat but it is a more subtle peat than the heavy peats of the distilleries on the south coast like Talisker.