Caol Ila 1981 37 Year Old Mackillop's Choice Cask #3245 ABV 56.1% 70CL

Caol Ila

A brilliant single cask Caol Ila, this particular Islay whisky was distilled back in May 1981. It spent its days in a single bourbon hogshead for the best part of four decades, until June 2018 when Mackillop's Choice bottled it up for the Rare Master's Collection at 37 years old. The hogshead yielded 183 bottles at a cask strength of 56.1% ABV, all looking rather handsome.

Nose: Subtle damp coal and log fire smokiness over a sweetish mature malt layer with citrus notes and a waft of shortbread biscuits aroma.
Palate: Mature and smooth. Lovely balance between smoky elements and delicate marine notes of seaweed and salt. These flavours are enriched by cigar box spiciness.
Finish: Lush, sweet, smoky, spicy, complex and all in delicate balance.


Distillery Caol Ila
Classification Single Malt Whisky
Vintage 1981
Age 37
Bottler Angus Dundee
Region Islay
Cask Bourbon Cask 
ABV / Volume 56.1% / 70cl
Cask Number #3245

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