Caol Ila 33 Year Old 1990 Vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single refill hogshead #10159 expression bottled December 2013 by Douglas Laing & Co. for the Director's Cut series. 136 bottles.
NOSE: Opens with a sweet honey & soft leather character + wafts of later sweet smoke.
PALATE: Surprisingly sweet & richly spiced + some peated/smokey barley & sweet liquorice.
FINISH: Long – Now softly peated with a flambée’d orange zest & late camphor style.
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.