- Caol Ila 2001 Connoisseurs Choice
Caol Ila 2001 Connoisseurs Choice Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Matured in 1st Fill bourbon barrels and bottled 2014 by Gordon & MacPhail.
Nose: Sweet cured meat aromas, with hints of green apple, pineapple and vanilla. Underlying hints of menthol and peat smoke develop.
Taste: The palate is sweet with cracked black pepper initially. Lemon, lime and ripe banana flavours combine with a lingering hint of bonfire embers.
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.