This product is currently out of stock
Enter your email address below to be notified when this product is available.
Always a staple in Diageo's Special Releases, the unpeated bottling of Caol Ila has reached 17 years of age. Wispy smoke combines with gingerbread, sweet-cured meat and smoked fish, with a refreshing lemony note.Tasting Notes (1)
Tasting notes by Billy A
Salted lemons and charcoal dust lead the way, with swimming pools and sea-spray – a mineral-heavy, coastal and zingy whisky. Behind the initially sharp nose, sit richer and spicier notes of vanilla cream, vanilla sponge, lemon drizzle cake and white pepper. Water brings out more sweetness, but the seaside charm remains.
Heavy but sweet smoke and damp charcoal lead the palate. Lemon zest and bitter pith sit with sweet Werther's Originals and gentle spice. The spice builds, with some floral and soapy notes that compliment rather than detract from the rest of the palate. Water brings out mouth-watering sour fruit and more perfumed notes – musky and fragrant.
Charcoal dust and soft fruitiness, fading to dark spice.
An upfront and very maritime dram, that has more depth than some of the more recent unpeated releases. It has smoke, but it's sooty and dusty rather than pungent, giving room for the distillery's pure maritime character to shine.
More from Caol Ila
Caol Ila 20109 Year Old Sherry Cask Signatory
(£145.71 per litre)
Caol Ila 201010 Year Old Sherry Cask Signatory
(£145.71 per litre)
Caol Ila 200713 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice
(£137.07 per litre)
Caol Ila 2001 Distillers Edition
(£178.57 per litre)
Caol Ila 18 Year OldUnpeated Special Releases 2017
(£178.57 per litre)
Caol Ila UnpeatedStitchell Reserve Bot.2013
(£214.29 per litre)
My husband is a real fan of peaty malts but this unpeated malt is his absolute favourite! It is smooth and just perfect, he says.
This is one of my favourite whiskies. Rich, sweet, complex, but the classic Caol Ila traits still come through to make this a very special dram. Smooth and memorable.
Stunning! One of my favourite whiskies. Has a good amount of smokiness, but it's not too harsh and doesn't overpower the other flavours. Complex but goes down very easily. For me it holds its own against much more expensive whiskies I've tried and is a bargain at the price. Just ordered my fourth bottle...
best whiskey i've ever tasted , i've tasted a few!
While we endeavour to provide full and accurate information on our website, there may be occasions where producers have updated their recipe or failed to provide full details of their ingredients and processes. This may affect factors including the product style and allergen information, and we would advise that you always check the label and not solely rely on the information presented here. If you are at all uncertain about a product then please contact our customer service team before purchase.
You May Also Like
(£98.50 per litre)
Ichiro's Malt & Grain Japanese Whisky
(£99.93 per litre)
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt
(£121.36 per litre)
Highland Park Fire 15 Year Old
(£284.29 per litre)
Jack Daniel's No.27 Gold
(£125.64 per litre)
Yoichi Single Malt
(£107.07 per litre)
Good To Know
How we pack
Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard. Our special air-inflated packaging is both re-usable and recyclable, as well as efficient to both transport and dispose of.
Flexible Delivery Options
We deliver to countries all over the world! You can also select express delivery, or pick a specific delivery date, at checkout.
Packed With Care
Our experienced warehouse team take great care with every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.
14-Day returns policy
We want you to be 100% happy with your order and it is our aim to ensure that all products supplied to all customers arrive in perfect condition. You have the right to cancel your order at any time without being charged for the goods ordered within 14 days of purchasing (other than for perishable or personalised products or those products that have been specified as non-returnable).