Caol Ila, Single Cask, Hunter Laing
56.4% vol. / 70cl
Distilled at Caol Ila in 2011 and bottled by Hunter Laing & Co. exclusively for Loch Fyne Whiskies in celebration of the 2018 Islay Festival. Aged for six years in a refill hogshead cask, only 120 bottles have been filled, each one at a cask strength of 56.4% abv.
Nose: peat smoke and a candied sweetness combine initially, opening up to more coastal elements such as harbour fumes, old fishing net rope and sun scorched sandy beaches; there is light orchard fruits of apple and pear adding a freshness.
Palate: a full blast of Islay smoke alongside ash and charred oak; over-ripe peaches, aniseed, liquorice and a touch of fresh mint offer a counter balance.
Finish: lingering peat smoke, white pepper spice and some coastal sea salt.
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