- Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1980 The Admiral's Beacon
Caol Ila 355 Year Old 1980 vintage 'The Admiral's Beacon' Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask hogshead bottled 2015 by Wemyss Malts. 285 bottles.
Nose: Our Admirals peel off expensive kid gloves before sitting down to cinnamon dusted pumpkin pie with butterscotch sauce in the fading light of an orange scented candle.
Palate: He tends to roasting pork rubbed with exotic spice that crisps on a grill of smouldering cedar before enjoying orange marmalade sponge pudding and caramel ice cream.
Finish: Big, bold and beautiful with an enveloping velvet finale.
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.