Caol Ila Distillery Edition 2014
Caol Ila Distillery Edition 2014 – Collectible Whisky
A 2014 Distillers Edition bottling of Caol Ila single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 2002 and bottled in 2014. 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.
Caol Ila Distillery Edition 2014 is a sweeter, grapier tasting version of Caol Ila that has been finished in Moscatel wine casks. These seem to have added flavours of demerara sugar, white grapes, and some orange peel notes to the whisky. Don’t worry there’s still plenty of peat smoke too! This is part of Diageo’s Distillers Edition range and was initially matured in American oak.
Sold out everywhere in the west, this is a MUST have for collectors.
Appearance: Clear gold
Nose: Wonderfully concentrated and clean, peaty, medicinal, with rich fruit, spicy and fragrant.
Palate: Sweet maltiness strike first, then overwhelmed by peat smoke, intense, crisp flavours, and cinnamon spice.
Finish: Long, rounded, robust and multi-layered.