Better Than Reality x Firkin: Caol Ila 2010 Whisky Ex-Marsala Cask
Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch
Bottlers: Better Than Reality x Firkin Whisky Co collaboration
Range: Cloak & Dagger
Distillery: Caol Ila
Age: 2010 Vintage
Region: Islay, Scotland
Spirit: Single cask, single malt scotch
Cask Type: Double wood, ex-marsala
Alcohol by Volume: 48.9%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Bottle Size: 700ml
Caol Ila 2010 Tasting Notes
Colour: Natural, amber. Oily, coats my glass.
Nose: Paprika rubbed pork ribs on the bbq, with the rendered fat hitting the coals and turning into smoke. Malt loaf with homemade butter. A sweetness in the form of forest berry compote over natural Greek yoghurt.
Palate: Medium mouthfeel. Smokiness like burnt brisket ends - bold but not brash. Another touch of sweetness, this time like wild honey. That coastal minerality I often find in Coal Ila, briny pebbles on the beach. A visit to the spice cupboard - dried lemon, ginger, paprika, black pepper. Well-integrated alcohol (48.9%) adds body without any burn.
Finish: Medium to long. Honey, smoke and spice. Warm, and ready for another sip.
About This Collaboration Whisky
This collaboration whisky combines the peaty smokiness of Caol Ila 2010 with the Muscat grape sweetness of Marsala. The flavours fuse together in a custom-made double wood cask. The unique process mellows and softens the peat. This Islay single malt is a new take on a classic Islay whisky.
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