Caol Ila 35 Year Old 2018 Special Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Caol Ila 35 Year Old 2018 Special Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Islay

70cl / 58.1%

This dram is a real milestone marking the first-ever Caol Ila 35 year old in this series and also the oldest Caol Ila Special Release to date from this much respected distillery.
It is a well-balanced and mature expression that shows a fine freshness, cleanliness and precision for its age.

A mixture of Refill American oak hogsheads and refill American and European oak butts.

The availability is restricted to only 3,276 bottles worldwide.

Appearance: Antique gold, good beading.

Nose: A slow, clean and clear start, with floral and fruity notes on a fresh-cleaned and faintly smoky base. Artist’s studio, lemon zest, butter and malt vinegar in one direct hit! The clean scent of a pair of brand new box-fresh trainers. The smoke is embedded in pine, resin and menthol notes wrapped round a cereal grain core. Later, a floral freshness with almond soap and final, fresh mint.


Body: Light to medium.

Palate: Cooling and very fluid, with a smooth, creamy texture, soon becoming dry after a quiet, lightly sweet start. Sugary, then smoky against a developing herbal astringency, with fennel and a trace of picture varnish. Wonderful
tooth-coating tannins offset a rising, peaty pungency.


Finish: Spicy-sweet, with honey, sweet peat smoke and crunchy cereal, smooth chocolate, syrupy pistachio pastry. Cleansing, with silky dryness and lingering smoky warmth.

Tasting Notes Courtesy of Diageo.

More Information

Year: 1982
Location: Scotland
£675.00 inc vat