Caol Ila 15 Year 2000 (2016 Special Release)

Peated Single Malt

Caol Ila // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    94
  • Avg. Rating

    4.44
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 51 )

This "Unpeated Style" of Caol Ila single malt has made previous appearances on the annual Special Release collection from Diageo. For this 2016 bottling, the expression was distilled in 2000 and aged 15 years in a combination of refill American oak casks and European oak butts. It is bottled at its original cask-strength of 61.5% ABV.

  • age
    15 Year
  • abv
    61.5
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    refill American oak casks and European oak butts

Tasting Notes

"Light vanilla meshes with citrus zest, salt, and broiled meats on the nose. The palate showcases peaches, honey, spice, and a minty-medicinal profile. There's also an interesting nutty note hidden back there. The finish showcases honeyed fruits, salt, black pepper, and menthol. Remarkably smooth and balanced given its proof."

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