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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.
Description of Caol Ila 12 Year old
Caol Ila 12 Year old
- 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
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.More about the Producer