Is Caol Ila 12 chill filtered?
It was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson. Their whisky is considered as one of the lighter Islay whiskies but the reality is, Caol Ila produces big peated characters as well. Caol Ila 12YO has been chill-filtered and colored, with maturation in Ex-Boubon Hogsheads.
What type of Whisky is Caol Ila?
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Caol ilaSingle Malt Scotch Whisky. In the classic Islay style, Caol Ila is made predominantly with peated malt and the resulting phenols have a big influence on the final flavour of the whisky, as does the salty coastal air that the casks ‘breathe’ during maturation. One of the most approachable Islay malts.
What is Caol Ila 12 year old single malt whisky?
After distillation, the whisky is aged for a minimum of twelve years in traditional oak casks. Caol Ila 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an aroma of citrus, crushed almonds and olive oil. The body is firm yet supple, with touches of smoke, salty tang, honey, caramel and oak.
What does Caol Ila taste like?
Caol Ila 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an aroma of citrus, crushed almonds and olive oil. The body is firm yet supple, with touches of smoke, salty tang, honey, caramel and oak. The finish is smooth and slightly tart, and ends with a touch of peat.
Why is the Caol Ila 12 so popular?
However, the Caol Ila 12 being reviewed here, along with their 25-year and unpeated releases (that’s right, they have unpeated whisky too!), is the reason Caol Ila shines in the public eye. Originally built in 1846, it is argued that this distillery has the best view on Islay as it overlooks the Sound of Islay from which it receives it’s namesake.
Where does Caol Ila come from?
Caol Ila is shipped via tanker to the Scottish mainland, filled into ex-bourbon barrels, and aged in a Diageo warehouse. 95% of its production goes into blends. There is also a peated 18-year expression.