Carrying on from our previous post focusing on Master of Malt’s new malt releases I’d like to present another one of their fine new additions.
It is their Caol Ila 30 Year Old – Single Cask malt whisky.
Distilled way back in 1980 and then bottled last year. The Caol Ila has been aged in a single refill hogshead and then bottled at the natural cask strength of 57.4%.
To add to it’s attraction there are only 154 must-have bottles available.
The price for the 70cl. bottle is £99.95 and can be bought here.
Caol Ila 30 Year Old Tasting Notes
Nose: Passion fruit and mango sorbet to the front of the nose is abruptly cut with vanilla and cigar smoke. This is very moreish and sat in the glass developing big tropical fruits, wood spice, dark rum and a sneaky bit of lobster in hot butter to the end.
Palate: Huge wood and vanilla repeats across the tongue. Slight clementine and rum soaked pineapple.
Finish: Effortlessly graceful with butter toffee, rum spice and stewed fruit.
About Caol Ila:
Caol Ila was built in 1846 and is the largest of the eight working distilleries on of Islay (an island situated off the west coast of Scotland). Currently it has a production capacity of 3 million litres per year.
In the classic Islay style, Caol Ila is made predominantly with peated malt and the resulting phenols have a big influence on the final flavour of the whisky, as does the salty coastal air that the casks ‘breathe’ during maturation. It is one of the most approachable Islay malts.