Caol Ila Unpeated 15 Year Old 2000
70cl, 61.5% abv
This fine Islay single malt whisky was distilled in the year 2000. It was filled into refill American oak hogsheads and refill European oak butts.
A faint early note of smoke soon fades. Gentle early softness is edged away by a fruity sharpness and there's a late hint of treacle toffee.
Palate: Smooth texture with rich sweetness. Becomes bitter-sweet with a distinct, drying maritime saltiness. In all, a warming and spicy mouth feel; fresh and clean.
Finish: Medium; sweet and drying. Water reveals a smooth, aromatic combination of sweet and bitter notes with late orange blossom.