- Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1996 Old Particular
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
Caol Ila Single Malt Whiskey
Caol Ila Distillery is famous for the stunning view from its still house windows looking out across the Sound of Islay and for the objects which have passed by including naval battleships, submarines and whales. Caol Ila was established in 1846 by Hector Henderson on a sheltered but rocky stretch of coast on north east Islay. Now the largest malt whiskey distillery on Islay it produces peated and some un-peated malt whiskey with the distillery range including Caol Ila 12 year old and the Distiller's Edition. Caol Ila participates in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music.