Caol Ila 30 Bottling Note
Single cask Islay malt, this was distilled at Caol Ila in November 1979 and matured for 30 years in a refill butt before bottling in January 2010. Part of a release of 266 bottles, bottled by Douglas Laing.
30 years of flavor
Nose – Smokey with some sea air, fresh fruits in shadows
Palate – Peaty and sweat, spice spreading. A caramel sugary spice perhaps a hint of liquorice
Finish – Extremely long, the flavors of spice and sweetened peat ebb and flow for a delightful eternity
Impression – I was expecting complexity from Laing and Caol Ila at this age and this bottle served that well. The combination of flavors made every swallow slightly different. The oaky caramel quality lasts despite heavy peat and spice which in other bottles tend to dominate but with this one, they acted as perfect compliment.... highly recommend!
-Scotch & Honey
11th May 2010