Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 13 Year Old 2007 at The Whisky Barrel – Scotch Whisky News

 

Caol Ila 13 Year Old 2007

Connoisseur’s Choice doublae matured with Hermitage wine casks for 3 years.  Spectacular marriage of casks and spirits with fruitcake, cherries, cured meats and sweet smoke from a warming bonfire.

Caol Ila 13 Year Old 2007 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Double matured in Hermitage French red wine casks bottled 2021 by Gordon & MacPhail for the Connoisseurs Choice series.

Fruitcake and cherry aromas combine with sweet smoke. Cured meat flavours are balanced by summer berries and almonds. A medium bodied finish with lingering bonfire embers.

Caol Ila Distillery is famous for the stunning view from its still house windows looking out across the Sound of Islay and for the objects which have passed by including naval battleships, submarines and whales. Caol Ila was established in 1846 by Hector Henderson on a sheltered but rocky stretch of coast on north east Islay. Now the largest malt whisky distillery on Islay it produces peated and some un-peated malt whisky with the distillery range including Caol Ila 12 year old and the Distiller’s Edition. Caol Ila participates in Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music.

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