Caol Ila 15 Year Unpeated Style (2014 Special Release)
Caol Ila // Islay, Scotland
Although famous for their medium-peated style of Scotch whisky, the Caol Ila Distillery has long produced unpeated malts, most of which went into blends until recently. As part of their annual Special Release series, current-owner Diageo has been letting a few casks of the unpeated spirit go in single malt bottlings each year. This 15 year offering was distilled in 1998 and laid to rest in first-fill bourbon casks. Bottled in 2014 at the casks' strength of 60.39% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeFirst-Fill Bourbon