- Nick's Import
2011 Lady of the Glen Caol Ila Single Cask #313414 9 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Tasting note: This is the sister cask of a 2020 release - re-racked at the same time, so in essence a longer finish of the same. Seven years in a bourbon barrel followed by a spell in a first fill x-Amarone French oak wine cask from Veneta Botti and the result is yet another cracking Caol Ila: Deep copper coloured with pungent aromas of smokey fruit cake, earthy peat, developing lanolin and dark chocolate through the maritime freshness. Full bodied but balanced attack featuring dark chocolate and salty maritime peat. Pleasantly grippy at the finish. Gorgeous wine and whisky integration. Summer pudding combines with sweet wood smoke. Fades tangy, mentholated, fresh and long. 301 bottles. 57.40% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
Notes from the bottler... Nose - tropical beach BBQ in a hospital waiting room character - grilled pineapple, figs, pears and smoked pork loin with cranberry sauce. The aroma of beach pebbles drying in the hot sun. Taste - notes of crunchy toffee honeycomb, cherry liqueur, toasted oak and warm Bakewell tarts. All this sweetness sitting above a layer of burnt twigs and smoked ham with a balsamic glaze. Finish - caramelised onions, figs and walnut notes. Long with a chocolate covered pork crackling character.