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Whisky Is The Limit: Caol Ila 12 Year Old Ex Bourbon


Sale price$86.00
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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Whisky Is The Limit

Founder: Salim Duriaux-Hogga

Distillery: Caol Ila

Region: Islay, Scotland

Age: 12 years old

Distilled: August 2010

Bottled: October 2022

Cask Type: Single bourbon hogshead

Cask Number: 341030/2010

Alcohol by Volume: 58.5%

Bottled: Natural colour and non chill filtered

Outturn: 415 bottles

Bottle Size: 500ml

Awards: Rated 89/100 by Serge of WhiskyFun

Caol Ila 12 Year Old Tasting Notes

Salim's tasting notes

Nose: Fine peat quickly stands out, along with some iodine notes and sea spray. Lemon and olive can be detected both on the nose and on the palate.

Palate: Peat is present but not overpowering, with fresh notes of lemon and ash from the distillate. A very slight vanilla influence comes from the barrel, which has been well-polished by time. 

Finish: Elegant, with a maritime and peaty character.

Whisky Is The Limit: Caol Ila 12 Year Old Ex Bourbon
Whisky Is The Limit: Caol Ila 12 Year Old Ex Bourbon Sale price$86.00
Whisky Is The Limit
Salim Duriaux-Hogga, Founder of Whisky Is The Limit

Meet The Founder

Salim Duriaux-Hogga

The story of Whiskey Is The Limit began about 10 years ago, when Salim's wife's grandfather gave him his first bottles of whiskey... Very quickly, this discovery transformed into a passion, a subject of discussion and exploration. At that time, he had no idea that whisky would one day become my profession.

Looking for a place of learning and discussion to feed my curiosity, Salim created, in 2016, the Instagram page “Whiskey Is The Limit”. On social networks, he discovered a community of enthusiasts spread across the world. Then in 2017, Salim and his wife set off to discover Scotland, the birthplace of whisky. Over a month they visited thirty Scotch distilleries as diverse as the landscapes of this magnificent country. When they returned, Salim decided to quit his job to devote himself fully to his passion. He had just one goal in mind: to launch his own independent whiskey label.