- Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1990 Xtra Old Particular
Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1990 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead #10749 bottled March 2015 by Douglas Laing & Co. for the Xtra Old Particular series. 255 bottles.
Nose: Really pearty for it's age! + Oily rags, ferry engine rooms + late barley.
Palate: Initially sweet - running to burnt biscuit, softer peat + ash & spices.
Finish: Chimney soot + more (damp) ashiness/sweet peated malt & smoke.
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.