Caol Ila 18 Year

Peated Single Malt

Caol Ila // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.57
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 235 )

The middle child of the standard age specific Caol Ila family is the 18 year old. The 18 year is bottled at the brand's regular 43% ABV. That much time in the barrel is noted for diminishing the whisky's smoke, while a mixture of refill casks were used so as to play down the impact of the wood.

  • age
    18 Year
  • abv
    43.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    mixture of refill casks

Tasting Notes

"Find an interplay of fruity notes such as coconut, with sandalwood, salt, and peaty smoke. There's a rich sweetness on the palate, with the smoke taking more of a backseat here. The smoke is really most prominent on the finish, where black pepper and a touch of sweetness also return, over a rather lengthy closing chapter. "

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