Caol Ila 1998 10 Year Old Unpeated 2009 Bottling

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Caol Ila 1998 10 Year Old Unpeated 2009 Bottling
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Product Code: CAO1MY5V128
Bottle Size: 70cl / 700ml
Volume / Alcohol: 65.8% vol
Whisky Region: Islay Whisky Region
Bottler: Caol Ila Distillery


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Caol Ila 1998 10 Year Old Unpeated 2009 Bottling

A limited edition, natural cask strength single malt.
From Caol Ila, an active distillery on the Isle of Islay.
A fourth limited release of unpeated Caol Ila, the first at ten years old.
From a batch made only once a year, from unpeated malt, for blending in the Highland Style
From 1st fill Bourbon oak casks filled in 1998.
Only 6000 bottles worldwide.

Tasting Notes
Vibrant, summery and a sure fire summer hit. Reveals the basic structure of the malt, without the flavours being covered with smoke - plenty of sea side character, interesting to compare both with recent 8 year old unpeated bottlings and with the peated 12 year old.
Appearance - Pale gold. Little beading.
Nose - Great intensity and youthful brio. Very pure, clean and punchy, with plenty of alcohol. Green melon, grass clippings and as the alcohol lifts just a little, traces of fermenting pear juice. Over time there's the sweetness of sherbert, lime and fresh mint, plus just the tiniest charred hint of smoke or toast in the background. Rather than bring out an older Caol Ila's fire in the hospital character, water transforms it into an artist's studio - a fresh painted canvas set to dry, with beautiful vanilla notes. Summery sweetness too / sugary candy floss and soft fruits.
Body - Light to medium.
Palate - A grassy picnic by the sea. Vibrant, hot and clean with a spring like abandon / all flowers, grass and green fruits (fresh apple). High acidity increases the mouth watering impression and there are notes of lime and even petrol here too. Water makes it succulent / intense in character but also fresh and mouth cleansing. Sweeter than expected, as some banana emerges. The balance is restored by good acidity and saltiness - there's no smoke.
Finish - Warming and gentle with great length.

Distilled, Bottled at Caol Ila Whisky Distillery

Last retailed June 2011
Currently a discontinued bottling, however if you would like to be notified when it's back (if ever) - use the "Ask a Question" link above, and we'll let you know

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