Caol Ila 2010 6 Year "Fèis Ìle 2017" Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Peated Single Malt
Douglas Laing Provenance // Islay, Scotland
Provenance is the collection from Douglas Laing which showcases small batch whiskies and often single cask bottlings, which this one is. These whiskies aren't chill-filtered or have their coloring altered. They are also bottled at a high alcohol proof. This one was distilled in 2010 at Caol Ila Distillery on Islay. It was bottled in 2017 in celebration of this year's Fèis Ìle (Islay Festival) after aging in a refill hogshead cask. Its ABV is 50.6%.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typerefill hogshead barrel
"An almost transparent Caol Ila, very naked and spirit-driven. The nose gives us candied banana with a peaty punch and wood smoke. Some wet rocks too. Fresh, inviting, but not overly complex. The palate is fairly sweet with plenty of sugar barley, but also a good amount of peat smoke. Just a whisper cotton candy. "