ABV: 43 %
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: Varm and sweet vegetable peat smoke with hay, honey, green grapes, green apples, yellow pears, a perfumey note on top and a funky complex note within. The moscatel finish really comes through the heavy peat.
Mouth: Fruity with a sour tang, dusty oak, malty, sweet chili, nice rounded off spicyness, the peat notes covers the mouth but let’s the other flavours shine in the middle.
Finish: Dry white wine, dry smokiness like burning yellow grass and a dusty note. The funky note makes a reappearance but leaves just as fast. The oak brings tropical fruitiness but really never takes over. There’s a slight metallic note and a peaty cover left in the mouth when the rest of the flavours fade.
All whiskies in Diageo’s ”The classic malts of Scotland” series are accompanied by a special Distiller’s Edition. This version of Caol Ila is finished in ex-Moscatel wine casks.