- Caol Ila 1999 Connoisseurs Choice
Caol Ila 1999 Connoisseurs Choice Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Matured in 1st Fill Sherry Butts and Refill Sherry Hogsheads. Bottled 2013 by Gordon & MacPhail.
Nose: Sweet Sherry notes, with sweet cured bacon and stewed pear aromas. Hints of cinnamon and cloves develop.
Taste: Smoky and sweet initially with vanilla and ripe banana flavours developing. Hints of orange and milk chocolate linger.
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.