Elaboration of Caol Ila Distillers Edition 12 Year old 2003
Caol Ila Distillers Edition 12 Year old 2003
- Color: golden amber.
- Aroma: Aroma peat smoke, sweet as honey, apple and pear sweet, nice syrup rich fruit, spicy and fragrant, bitter and moldy damp note hay and sawdust.
- Taste: Bitter Taste of wood and acidity, with more notes Moldy pepper, sweet notes of honey, bright, clean and refined with great balance, elegant and complex, dry, intense, clean with crisp notes of cinnamon and spices. Final turbid medium length with smoke, a little sharp licorice, bitter generic wood and oak notes.
PRODUCER: Caol Ila.
PRODUCTION DETAILS: This whiskey is made through double wooden barrel maturation in Moscatel, finally bottled in 2015.
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