Caol Ila

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Caol Ila 2012-2020 8yo by Golden Drops Danmark

I took this photo in the morning, when golden drops of sunshine entered my office. Fitting for this bottle that was gifted to us by Golden Drops Danmark. With the elegant white label, stating one of our most beloved Islay distillery: Caol Ila and the glorious words ‘Oloroso 1st...

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Caol Ila Distillers Edition 2003/2015

When it comes to peated whisky, there are several drams that quench our thirst. But the Caol Ila distillery always feels a bit special for us. The strange thing is, we can’t give you valid reasons for that. Yes, they’ve released some beautiful expressions over the years, and indeed,...

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Caol Ila 5yo by Single Note

This dark 5yo Caol Ila is inspired by the maker’s passion: Jazz. Jazz is like whisky, it’s about experimentation, passion and interpretation.  It’s the first release of the new Dutch independent bottler Rick van Diepen, the brand has been given the name Single Note.  How high or low the...

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Scotch & Tattoos: Caol Ila 13yo 2007-2020 by Torsten Paul Whisky Company

Here’s the third release in the Scotch & Tattoos series by Torsten Paul Whisky Company. And the first peated single malt of the three. Not only is it peated, it’s also from our beloved Caol Ila distillery, what could go wrong? The label for this 13yo bourbon matured Caol...

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Caol Ila 9yo Palo Cortado Finish by James Eadie

Well what do we have here? It’s the James Eadie 9 yo Caol Ila. Finished first fill, refill Palo Cortado sherry hogsheads oak European finished for 6 months. Quite a mouthful. Yet again, a relatively young Caol Ila, what’s new? (Indie) young Caol Ila is highly available in The...

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Caol Ila 15yo Unpeated (2016 release)

Caol Ila, often referred to as the workhorse of Islay, is capable of doing incredible stuff. And so they did with this 15yo Unpeated release.

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Port Askaig 12yo

Let’s wave the summer of 2018 goodbye for good with this pretty independent expression bearing the name Port Askaig. Of course we all know this is Caol Ila, but have you heard they just recently bottled a Bunna for Bresser & Timmer? However, there’s no doubt this 12yo is...

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Whisky distillation process and the influence on the taste – an example from Caol Ila and Lagavulin

Did you know? Caol Ila uses the exact same malt as its sister distillery Lagavulin. But why is Lagavulin so much peatier, I hear you ask. Well, that’s the magic of the process…

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The Caol Ila 14yo Unpeated 2012

The Caol Ila 14yo Unpeated from 2012 is a part of the collection for quite some time. To me, this has always been a good competitor for the discontinued Glenlivet Nadurra 16yo.

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Caol Ila Distillery Exclusive 2017

Visiting Caol Ila Distillery, getting the full Islay-weather experience and tasting notes of the Distillery Exclusive.

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Peated distillers editions

Peaty distillers editions, which one do you think is best? Our pick is definitely the Talisker, which has been finished on Amoroso sherry casks. A review on this one is coming soon!

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Caol Ila 12yo

An all-time favourite, this beautiful Caol Ila 12. This was one of our first discoveries from Islay, a long time ago, and we have never forgotten it.

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