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<span>Cask Strength</span> from Caol Ila Distillery

Cask Strength from Caol Ila Distillery

Distilled 2000, Strength 61.4%
Status: Discontinued

Product Information

COLOUR

Golden Amber.

Body

Medium.

Finish

Long and sweet.

Cask Type

First fill Sherry Butts.

Style

A well balanced Sherried Islay malt.

Tasting Note

AROMA without water

Sweet Sherry notes combined with smoked cured ham and a touch eucalyptus. Fruity notes, green apples and pears are also present.

TASTE without water

Very sweet initially, tropical fruits and toffee, with a mild hint of ground black pepper. Bonfire embers develop and linger.

AROMA with water

Becomes fresher, with tropical fruit influences and a defined Sherried edge. Light ashy notes linger.

TASTE with water

More fruit with hints of stewed pears and apples. Followed by a touch almonds, dark chocolate and smoke.

Discover more about the Range

Cask Strength

As the name suggests, this is a range of high strength single malt whiskies from distilleries across Scotland. Bottled at natural cask strength and colour directly from oak casks without chill filtering, the highly individual label on each bottle indicates the cask number and the bottling date, along with the distillation year and strength.

Discover more about the Distillery

Region: Islay
Status: Operational
Owner: Diageo
Founded: 1846
Location: Port Askaig.
Water Source: Loch nam Ban.

Caol Ila

Caol IIa, is a lively whisky, peaty and full in flavour, without being as intense as its more famous counterparts. Its availability is limited, and with a name that is difficult to pronounce, Caol Ila has remained an almost secret Islay malt. The name - pronounced 'culleela' is gaelic for 'Sound of Islay'. The distillery is appropriately hidden in a cove near Port Askaig, overlooking the Sound of Islay, across which the ferry chugs to the nearby island of Jura.
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