- Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1984 Old & Rare
Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1984 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead bottled October 2014 by Hunter Laing & Co. for the Old & Rare Paltinum series. 246 bottles.
A golden coloured whiskey with a rich vanilla nose appearing at the start, followed by stewed rhubarb and custard, before peat and seaweed come gently through at the end. On the palate initially there is sweet vanilla, but the peaty seaweed character dominates quickly leaving a long lingering and dry finish of oak and peat 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.