Insider knowledge: Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1978 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Caol Ila 25 Year Old 1978 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Gentle sweetness, fresh. Wistful smoke, soft peat, a little fruitiness. Apple wood dries in a smokehouse.
Palate: Firm, woody, coastal.
Finish: Quite long, gentle smoky notes.