Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1996 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead #DL10020 bottled October 2013 by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. 276 bottles.
Nose: Full on Islay ahead! Smoky - with oily rags, peat and soft runny summer tar.
Palate: Initially soft - warms to a tar attack + creosote, honey & ash as the back drop.
Finish: Mixes sweet with peat ..... sugared espresso + smoke + vanilla & phenols
Caol Ila Distillery on the Isle of Islay is famous for the stunning view from the still house windows looking out across the Sound of Islay and for the objects which have passed by including naval battleships, smugglers in dinghies, submarines and whales. Caol Ila Distillery was established in 1846 by Hector Henderson on a sheltered but rocky stretch of coast on north east Islay. Now the largest malt whisky distillery on Islay and visitors are welcomed at the distillery visitor centre where distillery tours are available. Caol Ila Distillery is a participant in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music.