Golden Cask Caol Ila 35 Year Old
70cl / 47.5% abv
Golden Cask Caol Ila 35 Year Old Description
An impressive 35-year-old Caol Ila that has been bottled for the Golden Cask range by the House of Macduff. This expression was drawn from a single bourbon barrel that was laid to rest in November 1984 for over three decades, before being bottled in February 2020 at 47.5% abv without chill filtration. Highly limited, just 204 bottles of this single malt have been produced.
Nose: bonfire smoke, boat yard, (oil and old fishing ropes), and coal tar soap; salt lemon with a honeyed sweetness, some treacle toffee and aniseed balls.
Palate: dried peat, some spices, (white pepper); it is balanced with a fruity sweetness of peaches and over ripe pears and some gentle golden syrup which weaves through it from start to end.
Finish: goes between honey and brown sugar to ash and peat smoke with a peppery touch, giving it a lovely warmth as it trails off...