This 8th bottling from Caol Ila is a marriage of five bourbon barrels from the mid-2000s. Caol Ila is renowned for its light, flinty style, which adds elegance to the layers of smoke and strong coastal notes that are its trademark.
CORE FLAVOUR Smoky buttery popcorn.
NOSE Classic coastal sea spray with an undercurrent of caramel and buttered popcorn. A background note of aniseed marries nicely with lime oil and thyme.
PALATE The texture is creamy and full with flavours of baked lemon and rock salt. The distillery flinty edge is on show and balances nicely with the flavour of delicate custard.
FINISH Juicy and long, with lemon oil and cloves coming through.
ABOUT ELEMENTS OF ISLAY
The Elements of Islay are a range of iconic, small-batch, expertly sourced independently bottled whiskies. The Limited Edition range consists of single malt bottlings from individual Islay distilleries identified with periodic symbols and batch numbers (Lp1, Ar2, and so on). They are bottled either as single casks or as small batches between 3 and 20 carefully selected casks. These expressions celebrate the distilleries individual character while presenting a balanced and characterful whisky bottled at full proof.