Caol Ila 8 Year Old / 2012 / Carn Mor / 47.5% / 70cl
Caol Ila is Islay’s powerhouse distillery, producing malt whisky mainly for blends such as Johnnie Walker Black Label. Yet their reputation is up there with the best Islay has to offer, proving quality and quantity can go hand in hand.
Bottlers Morrison and Mackay have a knack for releasing young whisky of superb quality, often matching that of malts many years older. This Caol Ila is now exception; aged in Oloroso sherry butts the heavy peat-smoke takes on a sweet and leathery character. This is a whisky for those who like rich, bold and uncompromising flavour.