Caol Ila 18 Year
Peated Single Malt
Caol Ila // Islay, Scotland
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.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typemixture of refill casks
"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. "