Distilled in 1999, the 2011 release of the unpeated Caol Ila 12yo is an absolute belter - and amazingly easy to drink, even at its slightly scary full strength of 64%. Bottled from first fill ex-bourbon American oak casks, this was one of our favourites in the 2011 Special Releases.
One of my favourites too. I ordered this by mistake (not noticing the 'unpeated') I'm glad I did. I later ordered the peated version, which is excellent, but this is better.
- Graham Rix, 8th August
Surprisingly light and fruity for something bottled at a hefty 64%!! Sherry notes, but with hints of smoke and spicy pepper followed by briny seaweed, iodine. An absolute steal at this price. Absolutely fabulous dram. At the tasting this was presented at it was recommended to spray this over oysters - wow!!
- Gus Romano , 6th Oct '12
wow. Amazing stuff.
- big Al, 17th Aug '12
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