CAOL ILA 25YO 43% 700ML
Introduced in 2010, after cask strength versions in 2004 and 2005, this is the first official distillery release Caol Ila 25yo to be bottled at 43%.
A quarter century in the cask has transformed peaty smoke on the nose to polish, putty, and lighter notes of salt and fruit. The palate showcases a spicy, dry oak profile, but the influence of sherry is felt as well, with honey and nuttiness, and touches of vanilla and toffee. Overall the smoke is much softer here, with wood playing a larger role. Long, pleasant finish.