SIGNATORY VINTAGE UNCHILL- FILTERED CAOL ILA 7YRS VERY CLOUDY 2013 40% 700ML
Founded in 1846, Caol Ila is an exceptional distillery on the island of Islay.
This young malt will delight lovers of whiskies that come from these peaty, iodine-rich islands. Lightly influenced by its ageing in ex-bourbon casks, this Caol Ila has a salty and smoky flavour profile, marked by notes of coal, camphor and preserved lemons.
Like the Un-Chillfiltered Collection, the whiskies in the Very Cloudy range are bottled in small batches of two to five casks. Reduced to 40% without either chill filtering or colouring, they have a rich, intensely aromatic character and a slightly cloudy appearance.
Oily and peaty, with marine and vegetable notes. Its recent official bottlings, which are particularly expressive, have an intense smoky and peaty character with a good balance of saltiness and sweetness. Superb versions of this single malt have also been released by independent bottlers Gordon MacPhail & Signatory Vintage. Caol Ila’s stills, which are large and onion-shaped, have a strong influence on this single malt and give it a fairly light and delicate character.