Caol Ila 2001 – Bottled 2013 – Moscatel Cask Finish
70cl // 43.0% ABV
A Distiller’s Edition bottling of Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 2001 and bottled in 2013. Before it was bottled, it was given a finishing period in Moscatel casks to impart more rich sweetness to the smoky single malt. As ever from Caol Ila, it’s an excellent example of the top-notch malts distilled on the Isle of Islay.
Part of Diageo’s Distiller’s Edition range comes a 2001 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from Caol Ila. A limited edition release.
Nose: Wafts of peat smoke, followed by candied orange peels and a subtle nuttiness.
Palate: Sweet, malty notes, paired with warm peat that grows and grows. Cinnamon spices from the sherry cask come into play if left to breathe.
Finish: A long finish, rich with complex notes from the palate.
Overall: An inviting dram with layers and layers of flavour to discover.