The Sipping Shed Caol Ila 10 Year Old
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 blustery day. It immediately evokes fond memories of Islay. Surprisingly approachable at cask strength.
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