As well as reflecting its smoky, malted barley, Caol Ila is also oily and peaty, with marine and vegetable notes. Its recent official bottlings, which are particularly expressive, have an intense smoky and peaty character with a good balance of saltiness and sweetness. Superb versions of this single malt have also been released by independent bottlers Gordon MacPhail & Signatory Vintage. Caol Ilas stills, which are large and onion-shaped, have a strong influence on this single malt and give it a fairly light and delicate character.
CAOL ILA 2008 The Victim Chess Investigation Series 57.90%
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The Victim is the sixth and last bottling of the Chess Investigation series, which closes the investigation around the famous Islay distillery, Caol Ila. Bottled at its natural degree, this version distilled in 2008 comes from a single hogshead cask, reconstituted from staves of ex-bourbon and new oak. It brings a soft and slow maturation, letting express all the aromatic richness of this distillery revered by peat lovers. This ageing process gives a peaty and smoky whisky, sublimated by the influence of time. Intense and balanced, this Caol Ila is rich and complex with a lovely long finish. The king is trapped, locked in his cask in the middle of a humid and misty cellar on the island of Islay, his capture is inevitable … Checkmate!
Limited edition of 308 bottles
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