Caol Ila 25 Year Old
70cl, 43% abv
Introduced in 2010, this is the first officially-bottled Caol Ila 25 year old to be bottled at 43%. It is a very welcome addition to the official range from this first class distillery and it follows previous cask strength versions released in 2004 and 2005.
Nose: Sweet and spicy with notes of sea air and hints of preserved fruit. Adding a little water introduces subtle, fragrant, wood.
Palate: Instantly sweet and fruity with a balancing bitterness. As befits its age, the trademark smoky character of Caol Ila is evident, but channelled.
Finish: Quite long and drying sweetly, with some smoke coming through.