Caol Ila Distillers 2016 Bottling Note
The Caol Ila Distillers Edition bottlings are a reliable source of Islay awesomeness. They boast plenty of warming peat notes mixed in with lip-smacking sweetness coming from the Moscatel cask finishing period - all-in-all, much deliciousness to be had. This is the 2004 vintage Distillers Edition, which was bottled in 2016.
Nose: Honey, subtly floral malt, a crash of sea spray and a few touches of spearmint.
Palate: Salty peat smoke, golden syrup, a fiery kick of cinnamon and cassia. Some lighter hints of orange oil and jasmine tea.
Finish: Brown sugar, red grapes and oatcakes.