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 bluster day. It immediately evokes fond memories of Islay. Surprisingly approachable at cask strength.