The oldest-ever whisky in the unpeated series from Caol Ila, an 18-year-old single malt with memorable fruitiness. Excellent as an aperitif and recommended to be served with a drop of water, this dram offers delicious aromas of lemon and egg custard, followed by flavours of freshly baked apple pies and a spiced pastry finish.
Nose: At the tasting we attended, “chocolate digestives” was met with universal agreement. Quite creamy with bourbon hints and sliced peaches too.
Palate: Fruitier now, fragrant and concentrated with a little furniture polish. This is complemented by the expected soft caramel and clean seashell character.
Finish: Cake-like with just a hint of smoke (even though this is ‘unpeated’).