Caol Ila 30 Year (2014 Special Release)
Peated Single Malt
Caol Ila // Islay, Scotland
This bottling was one of the 2014 Special Releases from Diageo. It is aged in a combination of refill American and refill European oak. It is bottled at just over 110 proof with 7638 bottles available worldwide.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typerefill American casks, refill European casks
"Not much water is needed here, but try a couple of drops after nosing the whisky to see the change. You'll get a little more smoke, a little more brine, and a little more crude oil. Flavors such as peanut brittle and leather along with some pipe smoke create a fine balance between the sweet and smoke and that is alluring. This is a welcome dram with a pleasant flavor (if you like peaty Scotch, that is). Thirty year old whisky doesn't come a long every day; it is nice to take stock of where you were when this was distilled as you sip (and even more intriguing to think about if you were born after 1983). "
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