CI8 – Elements of Islay

Distillery: Caol Ila
Country: Scotland
Distilled: mid 2010s
Bottled: 2017
No. of Bottles: Small batch
Alcohol: 55.2%
Cask Type: Bourbon casks


Tasting note:

Nose: Classic coastal sea spray with an undercurrent of caramel and buttered popcorn. A background note of aniseed marries nicely with lime oil and thyme.
Palate: The texture is creamy and full with flavours of baked lemon and rock salt. The distillery’s flinty edge is on show and balances nicely with the flavour of delicate custard.
Finish: Juicy and long, with lemon oil and cloves coming through.