|Islay, Sweet, Smoke, Spice, Citrus Fruit, Peated, Herbs, Complex,
|Where's it from?
|Neat or recommended with a few drops of water
Fresh aromas of warm orange, chocolate, peat smoke and unlit cigars rise slowly from the glass before a lighter note of sugared almonds appears. The palate is luscious and heavily peated whilst fruity orange, savoury peat, cocoa powder and grilled lime all balance perfectly. Clove and yet more orange linger long on the palate. This is something akin to a peated chocolate orange.
As a Small Batch Whisky this is one of 894 bottles.
About the Producers
In 1846, Hector Henderson chose a remote and beautiful site to build his distillery, on the shores of the Sound of Islay overlooking the Paps of Jura. His traditional methods of malt whisky production continue to this day to ensure the distinctive quality of Caol Ila malt whisky. The barley used today is malted locally at Port Ellen and pure spring water rises from limestone in nearby Loch nam Burn, then falls to the sea at Caol Ila.
Pronounced “Cull Eela." It’s the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura. For some, the distillery’s pronunciation is as remote as its location, sitting as it does on the rugged eastern coast, where it has remained hidden from view since 1846. Reopened in August 2022 after an exciting renovation project, Caol lla is The Islay Home of Johnnie Walker.
Founded in 1698, Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirits merchant. Family-owned and run, the company still trades from No.3 St James’s Street, though with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo too. With longstanding relationships with their portfolio of producers, Berry Bros. & Rudd helps collectors of fine wines and spirits build, manage and enjoy their cellars.
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