Caol Ila 12 year old, Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
This single malt whisky is distilled at Caol Ila distillery on Islay. The smoothness and fine balance of Caol Ila 12 years old suggests the rounded shape of the stills, softly outlined in a cloudy day's first glimpse of the sun. Fresh and fruity, it is a classic expression of the Caol Ila character, first seen in 1846.
Nose: Fresh, herbal. Rubbed peppermint leaves, stemmy, damp grass, smoky. Oily, cigar leaves, smoked ham, hickory. Lemon peels at the harbour.
Palate: Good body, oily, tar, elegant smoke. Hints of boiled sweets.
Finish: Long, peppery, spicy warmth, smoke.