The distillery is located north of Port Askaig on the island of Islay, directly on the Sound of Islay. It was built in 1846 and has had a completely new stillhouse since 1974, expanded to six stills. The distillery, from which one has a wonderful view of the island of Jura, is now owned by Diageo. Caol Ila is a good example of a “working horse” that produces mainly for blends, in this case for Johnnie Walker.
Caol Ila 2011 “Slainté” – 58,0%
89,90 € inkl. MwSt.
entspricht 128,43 € pro l
incl. VAT zzgl. Versandkosten
Lieferzeit: 1-3 Werktage innerhalb Deutschlands
For 25 years now, the Flickenschild company from Itzehoe has been bringing its own whisky bottlings to the market. In addition to cooperations with other independent bottlers and original distillery bottlings, the company also repeatedly fills its own casks in Scotland.
After a total of 14 bottlings have been bottled in the Scottish Roadsign series over the last few years, the new “Slainté” series is now starting with three bottlings. Together with the Hamburg artist Mats Matthée, a series was created that illustrates various Scottish toasts. The first bottlings include two smoky whiskies from the Caol Ila Distillery on the island of Islay and a Speysider from the Auchroisk Distillery.
Caol Ila 2011 Koval Cask
Tasting Notes: Very discreet nose, slight peat smoke notes perceptible, which are always there, but are overlaid by a fresh scent of citrus fruits. On the palate, there is an exciting interplay between the fresh citrus fruits and the peat smoke notes. This is complemented by a nice intense vanilla note from the covalent barrel, which becomes even more intense with a few drops of water and almost gains the upper hand in the finish.