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  • Nick's Import

Caol Ila Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Islay, SCOTLAND
$150. 00 Bottle
$1800.00 Dozen
ABV: 43%

A seductive after-dinner Caol Ila to melt into dark chocolate or blue vein cheese.

The combined effect of the Moscatel cask and European oak can work particularly well with peated Islay spirit - so long as it's not overdone. Six months finishing in the sweet Moscatel dessert wine casks has resulted in a decidedly different Caol Ila. A complex and richly flavoured whisky that maintains a fine sweet/dry balance.

Tasting note: Deep gold. Creamy, soft, sweet peat - think smokey vanilla wafer. Second pass suggests fennel / herbal tea over citrus lozenge. Oily, semi-sweet, smokey fruit'n'nut-chocolate delivery, rounded off with sufficient zest and spice to counter the moscatel input. Liquorice bullets and lanolin in the aftertaste. A seductive after-dinner Caol Ila to melt into dark chocolate or blue vein cheese. 43% Alc./Vol.