This whisky from Caol Ila was distilled in 2011 and aged for seven years in two refill sherry butts which yielded a total of 1,901 bottles. A solid coastal malt, it balances briny freshness with minerals, young grassy flavours, herbs and peat.
Core FlavourApple, minerals, brine and citrus
Cask details2011 distillate aged in two refill sherry butts
NoseClassically maritime. Slate tiles, saltwater, warm tarmac on a sunny day. Sour apple sweets, Pouilly-Fumé wine, aguardiente, rhubarb and custard.
PalateAstringent smoke with salt and liquorice. More orchard fruits, alongside green grass and citrus zest. Lots of cigarette notes, cold smoked meats, chervil and tarragon.
FinishPeaty finish with cloudy lemonade, coal dust, fresh herbs and grapefruit peel.
- Sea salt