Classic Selection

Caol Ila 2008

"Quercus Alba"

  • Distilled: 2008
  • Bottled: 2020
  • Vol: 46%
  • Outturn: 2336
  • Code: W&M323

An exciting new release stemming from our long experience with maturation. This bottling is a vatting of five casks with a finish in fist fill bourbon, and two in virgin American oak. The result is the perfect equilibrium between the salty, dry, mineral taste of classic whisky from Caol Ila and the contribution from the virgin oak, which adds a creamy, buttery, robust backbone of sweetness: it’s rich, fuller bodied and bolder than usual, with the notes of vanilla and soft tannins that are expected from this kind of barrels. The secret lies in the balance, because the lighter bourbon casks still provide a classic lively counterpart with their intensely smoky and sharp notes of the sea. This is still Islay… but with a new sweeter twist.

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