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Caol Ila Feis Ile 2024 13 year old 54.5%

£195.00

Caol lla distillery presents Caol Ila Feis Ile 2024 13 year old 54.5%, released in 2024. There were 900 bottles in this release.

This whisky has a unique nose of a mellow with initial prickle, dry overall. fruit top notes that recall a dry sherry that are soon supported rich, smokey notes that suggest smoked ham with a sweet and savoury bbq sauce. in time, a light martime note emerges. the anticipated caol ila bonfire on the beach compleres the whole aroma , complimented by a rich and smooth texture introducing a taste that starts sweet, then becomes more mouth watering and saltier as consisiderable smoke starts to build. overall, its big and mouth filling, deliciously rich and bold. bold chilli pepper spice, smokey bonfire, water increases the creamy mouth feel and mellows the chilli pepper on the palate, and topped off by a lengthy, with sweet smoke a well managed chilli pepper spiciness and a clean carbolic hint in the aftertaste. sweetness and salt finish.

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Description

Caol Ila Feis Ile 2024 13 year old 54.5%

Caol lla

Caol ila (pronounced ‘cull-eela’) gaelic for the ‘sound of islay’ can be found on the northeastern shore of Islay (eye-lah). Nestled in a bay 1 mile from Port Askaig. The distillery is hidden from view and perched on the hillside however boasts beautiful views of the Sound of Islay looking over to the Paps of Jura. Caol Ila was established in 1846 by Glasgow distillery owner Hector Henderson. By 1863 traders Bulloch Lade & Co who improved the site and added the pier and steamships to export whisky to the mainland. 1927 saw the distillery was absorbed into DCL (now Diageo). Caol Ila produced continuously until 1972, when the old distillery was demolished and new and larger distillery was build consolidating Caol Ila as Islay’s largest whisky producer, in time for the 70’s whisky boom. Caol Ila was a large contributor to Johnnie Walkers blends. Throughout the 80s and 90s saw production of peated and unpeated ‘highland style’ whisky for blends until single casks became more popular in early 2000’s. Hendersons traditional methods are continued today using barley malted locally in Port Ellan and spring water filtered in limestone from Loch nam Burn. Caol Ila underwent renovation, reopening in 2022 representing Caol Ilas regional style. Today the distillery is open daily at their visitor centre, tours are also available and strongly recommended to book. Theres is a shop, immersive experience and beautiful café (malts.com Diageo 2024)

Bottle Info

Distillery: Caol lla

Age: 13

Region: Islay

ABV: 54.5%

Bottle size: 70cl

Tasing Notes

Nose: a mellow with initial prickle, dry overall. Fruit top notes that recall a dry sherry that are soon supported rich, smokey notes that suggest smoked ham with a sweet and savoury BBQ sauce. In time, a light martime note emerges. The anticipated Caol Ila bonfire on the beach compleres the whole aroma

Palate: A rich and smooth texture introducing a taste that starts sweet, then becomes more mouth watering and saltier as consisiderable smoke starts to build. Overall, its big and mouth filling, deliciously rich and bold. Bold chilli pepper spice, smokey bonfire, Water increases the creamy mouth feel and mellows the chilli pepper

Finish: lengthy, with sweet smoke a well managed chilli pepper spiciness and a clean carbolic hint in the aftertaste. Sweetness and salt

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Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 16 × 16 × 39 cm
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