The distillery is located north of Port Askaig on the isle Islay directly at the kyle of Islay. From the distillery you have a wonderful view of the isle Jura. It was built in 1846 and since 1974 it has a completely new stillhouse with six stills. It is owned by Diageo and can be mentioned as a good example for a ‘working house’ that mainly produces for blends for Johnnie Walker.
Caol Ila 2007 Best Dram – 55.7%
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Unique casks, personally and locally selected in Scotland’s whisky regions, always cask strength, never chill-filtered or coloured. Sounds magical? No wonder, because these Best Drams are the work of Michel Reick, who as a whisky druid makes the magic of handpicked casks accessible to connoisseurs. Five newcomers make magical moments of enjoyment possible this week.
The new Best Drams have had between 6 and 15 years to develop their exquisite aromas. The single cask bottlings open up exciting perspectives for whisky fans on distilleries from the Isle of Islay, from Speyside and the Highlands – in combination with the classic bourbon barrel or aromatic (sweet) wine casks.
Characteristic peat smoke and maritime notes, on the other hand, combine harmoniously with sweet grapes, plum and spices in the Islay Single Malt Caol Ila 2007/2022. Responsible for this: the finish in the First Fill Ruby Port Cask.
Nose: Peat smoke with a maritime, slightly iodine note in combination with port, dark grapes, some plum and a hint of nutmeg before the smoke subsides.
Palate: Powerful attack with intense peat smoke. Iodine passes to the fruity sweetness of fully ripe grapes and finally spicier notes of thyme, nutmeg and a hint of cinnamon.
Aftertaste: Very long with lots of peat smoke that transitions to fruity sweetness.