Product Description: Caol Ila is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura, one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Scotland's West Coast. The distillery is situated on the shores of the Sound, a spot originally chosen in 1846 partly because of the pristine water from Loch Nam Ban, which still provides its main supply. Introduced in 2002, the Caol Ila 12-Year-Old is a highly prized expression that continues the traditions of the distillery.
This elusive malt is revered around the world for its sweet, smooth, smoky character.
Appearance: Pale straw Nose: Subdued, citric fruitiness with little or no trace of smoke. Fresh and appetizing.
Taste: A sweet start with a light, fragrant smokiness and a smooth, pleasant mouth-feel.
Finish: Sweet smokiness in the lingering, slightly tart finish.