Caol Ila Moch
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Caol Ila
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • grassy
  • citrus
  • burnt
  • phenols
  • fresh herbs
  • lemon zest
  • sweet
  • fruit

Caol Ila

Moch (0.7l, 43%)

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Character Goatson
The Islay Youngster.

The Caol Ila Distillery was founded in 1846 by Hector Handerson on the Isle of Islay, in a location overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura, hence the name which derived from Gaeliec Caol Ìle, meaning Sound of Islay or literary, Islay Strait. Over the years Caol Ila has changed owners numerious times, eventually it became part of Diageo.

Caol Ila Moch (dawn in Gaelic) is a no age statement single malt that is commonly thought to be about 8 years old. The Moch is part of a range of younger Whiskies we’re seeing appear on the market from established Scotch brands. Why? One simple reasons is to take care of business. Nevertheless, this does not mean that Caol Ila Moch is a bad Whisky. On the contrary, it’s a great Scotch - simple yet challenging in its own right.
 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Caol Ila
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Colour
Gold straw.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Clean and very smoky/briny. Very pure, with light citrus and green fruits. Water puts the flames out leaving ashes, wet grass, cowpats and burnt sticks.

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Initial huge punch of honey sweetness followed by tons of smoke. Malted barley, bark and fresh herbs, iodine, liquorice, caramel, sweet chilli and black pepper spice to it, in keeping with its young age.

 
Finish
Clean, fresh.
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  • smoky
  • grassy
  • citrus
  • burnt
  • phenols
  • fresh herbs
  • lemon zest
  • sweet
  • fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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