2012 The Whisky Cellar Private Cellars Selection Caol Ila 8 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

2012 The Whisky Cellar Private Cellars Selection Caol Ila 8 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Islay, SCOTLAND
$180. 00 Bottle
$2160.00 Dozen
ABV: 56.2%

Thousands of Caol Ilas have been bottled by indies, demonstrating that demand for the distillery's flavour profile remains high. Typically it exhibits iodine, fish and smoked bacon-like aromas with smoke, lemon, pepper and brine on the palate. Importantly, Caol Ila doesn't have to be especially old to be outstanding. In fact, many of the highest-ever rated examples are matured for just over a decade, sometimes even less. Here The Whisky Cellars offer an unusual expression, initially aged in a refill hogshead before being moved to a Madeira wine barrique in 2019 for finishing. Bottled at 56.2% without chill filtration, expect aromas and flavours of salty sea spray, smoked paprika, sweet tomato chutney, red fruit and burning bonfire embers.