Caol Ila 17 Year (2015 Special Release)
Caol Ila // Islay, Scotland
Of Diageo's annual special releases collection, the Caol Ila Unpeateds are the most widely available of the lot. For the 2015 bottling, the whisky has grown to seventeen years of age and the strength has slightly diminished to 55.9% ABV. The vast majority of whiskies coming from the Caol Ila Distillery are of medium-peated variety that you see with the 12 Year and other core range bottlings (although much of Caol Ila's malt ends up in blended whiskies). The upeated series gives us another view of the distillery, as well as another view of Islay without its signature ingredient.
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.