Insider knowledge: Caol Ila 12 Year Old 1999 Casks 310801 & 310806 (Signatory) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Caol Ila 12 Year Old 1999 Casks 310801 & 310806 (Signatory) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Herbal, creamy and sweet. Some oily, salty smoke, a touch of kippers, honey and malt.
Palate: Oily and rounded. Some tar-like notes, a hint of sticking plaster, honey and violets.
Finish: Long and spicy, some of that oily smoke on the tail.