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Swell De Spirits Caol Ila 2010 Rum Cask Finish

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Key Facts About This Single Malt

Bottler: Swell De Spirits

Founder: Michael Barbaria

Range: Wonders Of The World #10

Distillery: Caol Ila

Region: Islay, Scotland

Distilled: 2010

Bottled: April 2022

Spirit: Single malt

Cask Type: Jamaican Rum Cask Finish

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 57%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 360 bottles

Bottle Size: 500ml

Caol Ila 2010 Tasting Notes

Picture this: A smoky fireplace in a flint cottage where a doctor's leather first aid case opens to reveal wound cream, bandages, a bottle of Lapsang Souchong and a tube of liquorice dipped in sherbet.

Neat, without water

Nose: Sweet smoke from a coal fire with pine needles on top. There is a leather chair too close to the fireplace in the flint cottage. Faded rose petals and a leather Gladstone medicine bag next to it. Open to display wound cream, anaesthetics, bandages, plus a paper bag filled with rum and raisin fudge.

Palate: Full, creamy mouthfeel. A smoke-breathing dragon drinks Lapsang Souchong from a tinted metal teapot. In an operating room, cream for wounds, dressings covered with iodine and secured with a safety pin. There's lavender, Toblerone, nougat, rum-raisin fudge, chocolate-covered honeycomb. At the back, smooth, sweet smoke after the first hit.

Finish: Long and lingering. Puffs of smoke from a coal fire. Sweet peat, lavender, ginger, cardamom, star anise and even more smoke. Rum sweetness at the finale.

With a few drops of water

Nose with water: Maritime notes with pebbles on the beach. Canned peaches, peeled Seville oranges and a cardboard tube of liquorice dipped in sorbet. A leather pouch sits by a fire which struggles to burn wet wood and dried seaweed.

Palate: More sweetness, leather pants, lit meerschaum pipe drawing tobacco. Dark chocolate ginger cookies, anise twists, butter cookies with cinnamon, and chocolate covered Brazil nuts. Creamy tapioca with raspberry jam and more smoke.

Finish: Smoked chai tea bites, dark chocolate rum truffles and canned peaches.

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Meet The Founder

Michael Barbaria

Swell de Spirits was founded by Michael Barbaria in 2021. Michael's two great loves in life are exceptional spirits, and surfing. So he launched independent bottler Swell de Spirits to combine his love of both.

In a relatively short period Michael has made a big mark on the world of artisan spirits. And gained quite a fan base around the world. Rather than focus on one particular spirits category, Michael bottles them all - as he loves them all. From world whiskies, through rums, to cognacs and more. But what they all have in common is that they really are exceptional quality. Michael has an excellent palate and leans towards big flavour bombs. Each of his releases is beautifully present, and some of the label designs are works of pop art in their own right.