Caol Ila 12 Year Old Single Malt
The ultimate Islay malt, Caol Ila 12 year old single malt is an excellent introduction to peaty malt whiskies. Fresh, sweetly fruity and smooth-bodied, it is pale straw in colour with pleasant mouth-feel. The nose shows subdued citrus, a whiff of bath, almond and olive oils, and scented hand-soap. The palate has a sweet start before light fragrant smokiness, complex taste balance and a lengthy, slightly sour finish.
Pronounced “Cull Eela”, the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura. The distillery's location is remote, sitting as it does on the rugged eastern coast, where it has remained hidden from view since 1846. The fine, smoky Caol Ila whisky has been produced by generations of islanders.