Caol Ila 35 Year Old
Special Releases 2018

70cl / 58.1%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Caol Ila 35 Year Old / Special Releases 2018
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The pinnacle of the single malts in the 2018 edition of Diageo Special Releases – the oldest Caol Ila released as part of the series. It's a mixture of refill American-oak hogsheads, and both refill American- and European-oak butts, all of which add gentle character to the whisky while letting its 35-year-mellowed shine.

Distillery Bottling
35 Year Old
Bottling Date
No of Bottles


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Orange Orange
  • Pear Pear
  • Apple Apple
  • Brine Brine
  • Smoke Smoke

Caol Ila 35 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting note by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose:

      Waxed apples, royal icing and honeysuckle to start. Hints of dirty smoke hide at the back, surrounded by brine and a touch of aromatic sandalwood. Fruit sits at the heart of the dram: sweet berries, pear and pineapple.

    • Palate:

      Rich and thick. Fruit juice runs through the core: mandarin, apple and pineapple. Spice builds slowly along with waxy touches: nutmeg and white pepper. The smoke is soft but present: woody and fragrant.

    • Finish:

      Icing and damp tree bark. Dark and white chocolate. Black pepper pops up and fades. Apples and pears linger.

    • Comment:

      An appropriately excellent closer.

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