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[8 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 663 views]
Caol Ila 2002 – Feis Ile 2014 festival edition

Time to continue the FE 2014 tasting notes with the 2nd bottling for the Festival by Diageo. This expression is essentially a 12 year old at Cask strength, personally selected by David Wood, Caol Ila Distillery Manager. It was distilled in 2002 and has been matured in Refill American Oak Hogsheads. It has been bottled at 55.5% ABV in an …

Caol Ila, Douglas Laing, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Provenance, Tasting Notes »

[28 Aug 2013 | No Comment | 1,556 views]
Quick Dram : Douglas Laing young & feisty Provenance Caol Ila

Caol Ila “Young & Feisty” – Provenance (Douglas Laing) , 46% , £53
Sometimes whisky has to be whisky. nothing more. sometimes you reach for the “peat” shelf, in search for a young feisty Islay. This is what you might expect:

Nose: Sweet peat with pear drops , salt,  cinnamon tar and malt. Some kerosene. A young Caol Ila. Classic nose. …

Caol Ila, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, LMDW, Signatory, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[25 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 915 views]
Oldies Goldies : Caol Ila 27yo, 1984, 56.1% – Signatory for LMDW

Caol Ila. Most thing of them as “that boring, newbies peated malt from Diageo”. While they are big, there are CI’s and there are CIs. the 12 yo is a staple dram, and ANY peat head has to go through that one at some part of his peat journey, but boy o boy, if you’re missing out on older aged …

Caol Ila, Cask Strength, G&M, Headline, Peated, Tasting Notes »

[15 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,044 views]
G&M Caol Ila 2000 Cask #309558-309559

One of the nice things about getting samples from whisky mates, is that you sometimes get additional stuff you never expected. this one is just like that. A cask strength release of 2000 vintage Caol Ila. This is a marriage of two casks which have been matured in first fill Sherry butts, before being bottled on June 2012 by G&M. …

Caol Ila, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[13 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,589 views]
Wemyss Malts lemon Smoke– Caol Ila

Another one from the latest batch of single casks from Wemyss this time an Islay, from Caol Ila, 16 year old, and from the name you can expect it to be lemony and smoky, and so it is…

Lemon Smoke, 16 yo Caol Ila , vintage 1996 , 46% ABV,£68.95
Nose:  Lemon pie, mixed with peat reek, leather, smoke, sweet peat and …

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[6 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 930 views]
Whisky Base Archives Caol Ila 2000

one more single casks bottled for the “Archives” single casks collection by whisky base ,the younger brother of the 1982 vintage, I have yet to try but have heard great things about… let’s give this one a try, shall we?
Caol Ila 2000, 59.1 %, € 59.95 “Twin Peat”
so, a young CI, what can one expect? a lot of peat reek, …

Auchentoshan, Clynelish, Featured, Glen Scotia, Headline, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[27 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | 1,553 views]
Tasting 3 new Wemyss malts single casks (latest batch)

A couple of month ago Wemyss released 5 new single casks to their Single cask collection, and continuing their recent trend, they do disclose which distillery is behind the lovely name and descriptions. I really like how they name their expressions, with descriptive names, although not as fancy and posh, and some might say over posh names given to some …

Campletown, Cask Strength, Featured, Glen Scotia, Headline, SMWS, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[8 Jul 2012 | One Comment | 1,479 views]
SMWS 93.50–Glen Scotia 20yo–“Hot embers at the gate of hell”

Another SMWS bottling this time from the Region of Campbletown which once was one of the biggest whisky regions and is now reduced to only 3 operating distilleries (Springbank, Kilkerran and G.Scotia). I’ve tasted a few GS’s in recent months (Indie bottling by Kintra of NL and another 19 year old I’ve yet to review, and will do soon). I …

Caol Ila, Cask Strength, Douglas Laing, Featured, Headline, Islay, Sherry, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Barell »

[12 Mar 2012 | One Comment | 1,837 views]
Tasting Caol Ila Old Malt Cask 1984  , 27yo ‘The  Whisky Barrel’ Exclusive

In the next couple of days I am going to post a few tasting notes of Exclusive bottling for The Whisky Barrel,which had a few such bottling made public to celebrate the new look of it’s website. The first is this Caol Ila, Old Malt Cask bottled by Douglas Laing which was matured for 27 years in a sherry hogshead, …

Caol Ila, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Kintra, Quick Dram, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,081 views]
Quick Dram : Kintra Whisky Caol Ila 10 yo , 2000 vintage

Kintra whisky is a small IB based in NL, and we’ve had the pleasure of sampling quite a few expressions bottled by it in the past, always with satisfaction. In October 2011 Erik (proprietor of Kintra) released 6 new single cask bottlings in the “Single Cask Collection” Series. A young Coal Ila which we’ll review shortly, a 26 year old …