Caol Ila 24 Year Old Scotch Whisky 175th Anniversary
The Caol Ila distillery celebrated its Caol Ila 175th anniversary with a 24-year-old limited edition. Caol ila 24-year-old single malt from Islay has a luscious nose of fresh fruits and a powerfully peaty whisper of smoke on the palate.On the first sip, an intense sweetness lights up the palate, balanced with a kiss of salt and a delicate kick of pepper. A long, warm finish with a prickle of soft spice, rich cocoa, and the lingering smoke of glowing campfire embers
This 24-year-old single malt was bottled at 52.1% ABV. Caol Ila 24, the 175th anniversary, is a truly unique expression that will stand out in your collection. Only 3,000 bottles have been produced.
Caol Ila 175th Anniversary 24 Year Old Tasting Notes
Aroma: Clean and fresh with a whisper of campfire smoke and a subtle hint of rich, buttery pastry.
Palate: A soft honeyed sweetness is balanced with a prickle of sea salt and light smoke.
Finish: A long and warming finish with a light charred smokiness and a delicate kick of spice.
Astounding. Long, maritime-ashy. A nice vanilla sweetness with some fruit.
. One of my top picks.
With water: no, that one almost a little too weak on the chest
Conclusion: I have rarely found so much intense lemon in a whisky, which makes it very unusual for me, you can also tell it’s age. But considering the occasion (175 years of CI), the price and the expectations it aroused, it is somehow disappointing.