Caol Ila 25 Years. Introduced in 2010, after cask strength versions in 2004 and 2005, this is the first officially-bottled Caol Ila 25yo to be bottled at 43%. It's nice to see growing recognition for this excellent distillery, and this is a very welcome addition to the official range, with a rich, gentle mouthfeel and restrained, coal-esque phenols.
Sweet-spicy, fresh sea-air notes with hints of preserved fruit; adding water brings out polished wood notes.
Immediately sweet and fruity with a balancing bitterness. As befits its age, Caol Ila’s trademark smoky-medicinal character is controlled rather than exuberant. Smooth & complex.
Long, sweetly drying with more smoke coming through.
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