Islay Whisky Classics No.26 – Caol Ila Distillery Only

Another of Diageos  “Distillery Only” bottlings , this one was bottled in 2007 and was only available from the distillery shop…… and the Bridgend Spar shop where i got it from……

Caol Ila Distillery Only

Bottled at a Natural Cask Strength of 58.4% abv and not having  an age statement , this is a pale gold in colour . The nose just reeks Caol Ila , medicinal ! TCP , bandages  , seashore , you couldn’t say this one was from anywhere else . definitely comes under the ‘Bonfire on the Beach’ label as well , eventually a spiciness starts to creep through and cloves (back to the medicinal again….) . When you do decide to put it in your gob you get hit with a serious GBH (gobious bodily harm) , Medicinal ,  peat , smoke , green fruits , surprisingly a creamy texture and pepper . The finish is one of those that just keeps giving….. and giving and giving……. Bloody long ! Of course it’s Medicinal and peaty and peppery and spicy !

If you’re a Caol Ila fan you’ll love this ! Mmmmm…….. Caol Ila……… 


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