Caol Ila 2007 13 Year Old Whisky Sponge Equinox & Solstice Autumn 2021 Two Refill Hogshead ABV 48.5% 70CL

Caol Ila

Single malt Scotch whisky from Islay's wonderful Caol Ila Distillery, independently bottled by Decadent Drinks. This one was drawn from a pair of hogshead casks which matured the whisky for 13 years, and has been bottled up at 48.5% ABV. Expect soft waves of smoky peat and creamy fruit notes.

Nose: Yes, we’re certainly on islay! Lovely coastal notes with Seabreeze, tarry ropes, spent bandages, and hospital rooms, if you know what I mean… Add a touch of lemon drops and then some creamy notes, and a whiff of warm smoke, kippers maybe as well, seaweed and creosote, and olives in brine. quite complex indeed, and delivering what you’re looking for in a middle-aged Caol Ila.

Palate: The smoke is more pronounced now, with sweet/creamy notes that follow, alongside the lemon and lime rind, clay, earth. Coastal notes are here as well, with salty breezes and a hint of smoked cod. More Tar, then ash, oak, and licorice. Not as medicinal as the nose suggested, maybe a wee hint of bandages and again olives in brine.

Finish: Long, with bitter wood, ashy notes, wood spice and peat reek that goes on for a long time, salt, tar.


Distillery Caol Ila
Classification Single Malt Whisky
Vintage 2007
Age 13
Region Islay
Cask Hogshead
ABV / Volume 48.5%/ 70cl
Cask Number  -/-


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