Part of the Diageo Special Releases Collection 2014.
A limited edition, natural cask strength single malt from Caol Ila, an active Isle of Islay distillery. This is a rare limited release of extra-mature Caol Ila and is the oldest bottle ever released by the original distillers.
Diistilled in 1983 and matured in refill American Oak & European Oak, there are only 7,638 bottles available worldwide.
Harvest gold in colour. A mellow nose, with a big phenolic impact – both medicinal (antiseptic, medicine cupboard) and smoky (distant wood-smoke), and after a while a sweet scent of toasted marshmallows, burnt toffee. Soon the phenols fade, to be restored only slightly with a drop of water. A big, oily mouthfeel, with billows of smoke. Sweet overall, with a trace of salt and a long smoky aftertaste.