Chapter 7 Whisky x TopWhiskies: Caol Ila 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch
Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch
Range: Exclusive release
Distillery: Caol Ila
Age: 8 years
Cask Type: Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Limited Edition: 301 Bottles
Cask Number: 325862
Bottle Size: 700ml
Alcohol by Volume: 51.4%
Distilled: September 2012
Bottled: April 2021
Caol Ila Tasting Notes
Nose: Rhubarb pie, fresh almonds, juniper berries, custard.
Palate: Cappuccino, ginger and some green peppers; a touch of jasmine tea.
Finish: Long and sharp, mineral and lemon curd.
About this Chapter 7 x TopWhiskies collaboration
With less prominent smoke than some of its Islay neighbours, Caol Ila whisky is different from its neighbours. It's mashing, fermentation regime, stills and the cut points are unique and it produces a fruity malt that is likeable even for those who don't like peat at first.
This particular cask comes from a refill bourbon hogshead. We've cut this whisky to 51.4% alcohol by volume where we think it performs best and lets out all the aromas.