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Scotland

Caol Ila 12 Year old

70cl

Caol Ila 12 Year old

£46.72
£46.72
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Caol Ila are the gaelic phenomenas from Islay, the name of the most southern island from the Inner Hebrides in Scotland and source of joy for whiskey lovers. In the case of Caol Ila 12 Years Old we find ourselves in front of Caol Ila Distillery's starting version, which was launched for the first time in 2002. It is a fresh whiskey with a herbal presence with mint and smokey and toasted notes. A good whiskey for a good price.

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Technical sheet

Category:Whisky (Spirits)
Producer: Caol Ila Distillery
Volume: 70cl Other volumes
200ml, 25ml, 1L and 50ml
Alcohol Vol.: 43%
Country: Scotland
Type Of Whisky: Single Malt

Description of Caol Ila 12 Year old

Caol Ila 12 Year old

TASTING NOTES:

  • Color: Straw yellow.
  • Smell: Peat fat, iodine and smoky, milky notes evolves on sweet almond, caramel, acid, ash, and licorice.
  • Taste: Oily and slightly medicinal, is becoming more and more smoky and fruity (dried fruits). With the end floral and herbaceous, reminiscent of malted barley and greasy smoky notes of mocha and almonds. The set provides a pleasant sensation of freshness.

Alcohol: 43% Vol

COUNTRY: Scotland

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The Producer

Caol Ila Distillery

Caol Ila Distillery

Caol Ila is derived from Gaelic Caol Ìle for "Sound of Islay" (lit. "Islay Strait") in reference to the distillery's location overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura. It was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson. The distillery did not fare well, and changed hands in 1854 when Norman Buchanan, owner of the Isle of Jura Distillery, took over. In 1863 the business was acquired by Bulloch Lade & Co, of Glasgow, traders in whisky stocks. According to the 1871 census, Duncan Johnston was the Distillery Manager at the time. Duncan was the nephew of John Johnston of Lagavulin and cousin to the Laphroaig Johnstons and so the family were involved with yet another distillery on the island. By the 1880s over 147,000 gallons of whisky were produced there each year.

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Awards

2016 Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition2014 Gold - International Spirits Challange2011 Gold - The Scoth Whisky Masters2011 Silver - International Spirits Challange2010 Master - The Scotch Whisky MAsters2009 Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition2009 Silver - International Wine and Spirit Competition2009 Bronze - International Spirits Challange2008 Gold - International Wine and Spirit Competition2008 Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition2007 Silver - International Wine and Spirit Competition2007 Silver - San Francisco World Spirits Competition2006 Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition2005 Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Reviews of Caol Ila 12 Year old

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4.5/5

Maravilloso!, ahumado y con sabor
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Caol Ila 12 Años

4.5 /5

Un whisky ahumado excelente.
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Caol Ila 12 Años

5 /5

Très bon whisky.
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Caol Ila 12 Ans

4 /5

- Caol Ila (pronounced 'cull-eela'), is considered to be one of the lighter of the Islays.
- Medium-bodied with a rounded flavour. Pale in colour with a greenish tinge. This malt has a peaty nose, with distinct floral notes.
- It is described as tasting slighty of seaweed/iodine, lightly medicinal, smoky, salty, sweet with a dry peppery finish.
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