Light and smoky, like sea air and peat fires
This 12 year old is the entry level bottling from the Caol Ila distillery, launched in June of 2002 this expression is light and fresh with that distinctive Caol Ila smoke.
Caol Ila is pronounced Cull Eela. It’s the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay,
which separates the island from Jura. For some, the distillery’s pronunciation is as remote as its location,
sitting as it does on the rugged eastern coast, where it has remained hidden from view since 1846.
However you say it, the fine, smoky whisky produced by generations of islanders is worth exploring.
NOSE: Fresh, herbal. Rubbed peppermint leaves, stemmy, damp grass, smoky. Oily, cigar leaves, smoked ham, hickory. Lemon peels at the harbour.
PALATE: Good body, oily, tar, elegant smoke. Hints of boiled sweets.
FINISH: Long, peppery, spicy warmth, smoke.