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Paloma Caol Ila 11 Year Old


Sale price$107.00
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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Goldfinch Whisky Merchants

Founder: Andrew Macdonald-Bennett

Range: Paloma

Distillery: Caol Ila

Age: 11 years old

Region: Islay, Scotland

Spirit: Single malt scotch

Cask Type: Single palo cortado sherry cask

Alcohol by Volume: 53.8%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 390 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Caol Ila 11 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: Gentle spices and sweet smoke, sea salt and that familiar iodine.

Palate: Malt, oak, butterscotch and dried fruit with a fantastic oily mouth feel with that classic Islay peat smoke.

Finish: Peppery peat, long finish, cream and smoke with a wild island finish.

About this Paloma whisky

You don’t often see a Caol Ila finished in Palo Cortado and indie bottler Goldfinch waited until they felt this cask was perfect. A beautiful light, smokey Islay whisky, finished in a Palo Cortado sherry cask. The combination of bitter orange, fermented butter, vanilla and light spice with that recognisable peat smoke is excellent. Released at cask strength and aged for 11 years. Only 201 bottles were bottled from this special cask.

Goldfinch Whisky Merchants
Andrew Macdonald-Bennett, Founder of Goldfinch Whisky Merchants

Meet The Founder

Andrew Macdonald-Bennett

Goldfinch Whisky Merchants was founded by Andrew Macdonald-Bennett, who has quite the whisky pedigree. Andrew has worked with some of the world’s best-known whisky brands, from the Famous Grouse, through The Glenrothes and Highland Park, to The Macallan.

Through Goldfinch Whisky Merchants, Andrew releases single cask whiskies under three labels: The Goldfinch, Kilnsman's Dram, and Paloma. All of the whiskies are beautiful both in flavour, and in presentation, with some stunning designs.