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Caol Ila 18 Year Old

Caol Ila 18 Year Old

Size: 0,7 l
(43.0% ABV)
210,85€

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  • BrandCaol Ila
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionIslay
  • DistilleryCaol Ila
  • Age18 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol43.0%
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Caol Ila 18 Years Old is like a fine Dominican Cigar on a chilly evening.

In Gaelic, Caol Ila is pronounced “cole ī-la” and it means “sound of Islay.” And sure enough, this distillery sits right on the water facing the deep-water strait between Islay and Jura… smack dab in smoky-single-malt paradise. The Caol Ila Distillerie — owned by Diageo — is a production machine, cranking out 3.5 million liters of the peaty amber liquid each year. But their Whisky is in high demand as a core component to dozens of premium blends. In fact, the major blends take 95% of production, leaving only 5% to go into their signature single malts.

Where a young peated Whisky can whip you in the face with charcoal and campfire smoke, it is amazing what time does to this classic Islay dram. A full eighteen years of patient maturation calms the harsher phenols into a gourmet tray of smoked delicacies. You are left with a creamy, smooth, and dense single malt that lingers on the palate with a savory sweetness and pronounced notes of fresh-picked herbs. Where some lesser Islay Whiskies are like chain-smoking a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, Caol Ila 18 Years Old is like a fine Dominican Cigar on a chilly evening by the sea.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • smoky smoky
  • grassy grassy
  • herbs herbs
  • peaty peaty
  • phenols phenols
  • oak oak
  • sugar sugar
  • savoury savoury
  • charred charred

Appearance / Color
Crystal clear antique gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Highly aromatic with fresh-cut grass, malt, fresh cooking herbs, and the sea

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Full and round with more grass, grains, wet oak, turbinado sugar, and charred peat

Finish
Long and thick with oiled wood, soft smoke, and autumn rain

About

Caol Ila 18 Years Old is like a fine Dominican Cigar on a chilly evening.

In Gaelic, Caol Ila is pronounced “cole ī-la” and it means “sound of Islay.” And sure enough, this distillery sits right on the water facing the deep-water strait between Islay and Jura… smack dab in smoky-single-malt paradise. The Caol Ila Distillerie — owned by Diageo — is a production machine, cranking out 3.5 million liters of the peaty amber liquid each year. But their Whisky is in high demand as a core component to dozens of premium blends. In fact, the major blends take 95% of production, leaving only 5% to go into their signature single malts.

Where a young peated Whisky can whip you in the face with charcoal and campfire smoke, it is amazing what time does to this classic Islay dram. A full eighteen years of patient maturation calms the harsher phenols into a gourmet tray of smoked delicacies. You are left with a creamy, smooth, and dense single malt that lingers on the palate with a savory sweetness and pronounced notes of fresh-picked herbs. Where some lesser Islay Whiskies are like chain-smoking a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, Caol Ila 18 Years Old is like a fine Dominican Cigar on a chilly evening by the sea.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • smoky smoky
  • grassy grassy
  • herbs herbs
  • peaty peaty
  • phenols phenols
  • oak oak
  • sugar sugar
  • savoury savoury
  • charred charred

Appearance / Color
Crystal clear antique gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Highly aromatic with fresh-cut grass, malt, fresh cooking herbs, and the sea

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Full and round with more grass, grains, wet oak, turbinado sugar, and charred peat

Finish
Long and thick with oiled wood, soft smoke, and autumn rain

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