The Sipping Shed Caol Ila 10 Year Old


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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: The Sipping Shed

Founder: Dan Hipshon

Distillery: Caol Ila

Age: 10 years old

Region: Islay, Scotland 

Spirit: Single malt scotch 

Cask Type: Bourbon hogshead

Cask Ref: 301643

Alcohol by Volume: 60.1%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 272 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Sipping Shed Caol Ila 10 Tasting Notes

Nose: Plenty of peat smoke and ozonic sea air leave you in no doubt as to where this whisky was raised. There’s honeysuckle too, with citrus aromas providing balance alongside a hint of apple skin.

Palate: Imagine a beach barbecue on the isle of Islay… smouldering smoky coals mingle with gentle floral notes and heather blowing on the sea soaked breeze… mmm. That. But as whisky. Classic Islay. Classic Caol Ila. Smoky, peaty and multilayered.

Finish: Long with fading wood embers providing the final wisp of smoke.

About this whisky

A note from Dan: This is a great, straight up, unfinished crisp Caol Ila. It’s also a classic example of single cask whisky. It has more definition and precision than the distillery releases but retains the distillery character so you immediately know it’s a Caol Ila. There’s something about this bottling that transports me to Islay and makes me want to venture out on a bluster day. It immediately evokes fond memories of Islay. Surprisingly approachable at cask strength.

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