Cadenhead's Caol Ila 31 Year Old

Cadenhead's Caol Ila 31 Year Old

(0.7l, 52.1%)


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Cadenhead Caol Ila 31 Year Old is a fluke… a glorious accident of good fortune.

Established in 1842, Cadenhead is Scotland’s oldest independent bottler. Their two shops in London and Edinburgh are veritable shrines to the art and science of Whisky. For their own line of spirits they purchase a cask or two at a time from the best distilleries. What matters to them is that they find something unique or special that is in too limited a supply for the those distilleries to effectively market. Otherwise, these odd-lot casks of heavenly spirit would be destined to be sloshed into large vats of blended Whisky — and that’s no good, right?

Caol Ila is one of the lighter, more floral single malt from the largest distillery on Islay. Owned by Diageo, it’s Whisky is in high demand as a core component to dozens of premium blends. In fact, the major blends take 95% of production, leaving only 5% to go into their signature single malts. Cadenhead has managed to grab a few amazingly old casks that are just to darn great to waste in a blend. And aged 31 years in ex-Bourbon casks, it is far older than anything that the distillery bottles on its own. This is truly a rare opportunity to own of the richest and oldest single malts to come out of this historic distillery.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    52.1%
  • Distillery
    Caol Ila
  • Age
    31 Year Old

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Deep and sharp with brine, heather, and smoke

Flavour / Taste / Palate
More peaty smoke with misty sea and smokes muscles with lemon

Finish
Savory and smoky
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