- Caol Ila 18 Year Old 1996 Old Particular
Caol Ila 18 Year Old 1996 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead #10443 September 2014 bottled by Douglas Laing & Co. for the Old Particular series. 149 bottles.
Nose: Distinctly sooty – ashy – balanced with dark honey + a burnt caramel character.
Palate: Rich & oily – now more tarry + a well fired toast style with a layer of vanilla.
Finish: Long – carrying a salty liquorice style + dark chocolate & beach bonfire ashes.
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.