Caol Ila 24 Year Old Whisky 175th Anniversary 52.1%
Released for Caol Ila's 175th anniversary this single malt is an elegant, limited edition of superb quality. Age for 24 years in Islay’s largest distillery before being bottled in 2021 at a strength of 52.1% abv. Aromas of campfire smoke and buttery pastry are complimented by soft sweetness, hints of sea salt and a light smoke on the palate. The finish is long and warming with a light charred smokiness. A great collectable whisky that is one of 3000 bottles.
|Country||Scotland||Age||24 Years Old|
|Year Distilled||Shipping Weight||4 Kg|
|Year Bottled||2021||Description||Limited Edition Distillery Release|
Caol Ila in the north of Isle of Islay was founded as far back as 1846 by Hector Henderson. The distillery is sited near Port Askaig overlooking the beautiful Sound of Islay which it is named after in Gaelic- ‘Caol Ila’. Over the years the distillery changed hands numerous times and was subsequently bought by Distillers Company Ltd in 1927. In the early 1970’s there was a complete overhaul of the old buildings and six new stills were put in place then in 2022 a brand new visitors centre opened. Much of the whisky produced goes into the Johnnie Walker blends and a very small amount is kept aside for maturing as a Caol Ila expression. The single malt is mainly made with peated barley giving the final flavour profile that classic Islay taste. In the core range there’s the Moch with no age plus the 12, 18 and 25 year olds. Also in the range is The Distiller’s Edition which has a delicious muscatel finish.
Caol Ila 24 Year Old 175th Anniversary 52.1%
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Clean and fresh with a whisper of camp-fire smoke and a subtle hint of rich, buttery pastry.
Palate:A soft honeyed sweetness balanced with a prickle of sea salt and light smoke.
Finish: A long and warming finish with a light charred smokiness and a delicate kick of spice.
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