Caol Ila Moch Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

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Caol Ila Moch Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Islay, SCOTLAND
$99.99 Bottle
  • ABV 43%

The latest addition to the Caol Ila family and the first single malt from the distillery to be selected entirely on the basis of its taste, rather than age, wood, alcohol volume or finish. ‘Moch’ means "Dawn" in Gaelic (Caol Ila's location on Islay’s east coast is the first on the island to see the rising sun). Reportedly, this is softer and lighter in style than the standard 12 year old.

Other reviews... Easy drinking Islay...though I think they mean "Mocha". 87 points
- Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2014

...This new expression from Diageo's Islay distillery of Caol Ila carries no age statement and takes its name from the Gaelic word for "dawn." Initially, it will be exclusively available to registered Friends of the Classic Malts, and may ultimately go on wider release. Billy Stitchell, long-time distillery manager at Caol Ila, says that Moch is selected for taste rather than age, and you'll still find it every inch a Caol Ila. It's a new departure for us, to have a whisky that's not defined by age or strength or finish, but by taste, and it's an exciting development, I think. Initially a little mashy on the nose; inky, with brine, peat and a hint of peanut brittle. Soft and sweet in the mouth, with developing notes of caramel and bonfire smoke. The finish is medium in length, drying with more smoke and root ginger. 43.0% ABV 3 stars - www.whisky-pages.com