Caol Ila

Benchmark 2021

This fine peated malt is from the Caol Ila Distillery, the powerhouse of whisky production on the Isle of Islay. We have tamed a youthful, vibrant and boisterous 6-year-old spirit by filling it into French oak casks, previously used for maturing rich and fruity Cognac. The slow-grown French oak, with its refined, silky tannins, has added sophistication to this Islay malt’s peated style. Having nurtured this delicious Islay malt for 14 months in Cognac casks the results are impressive – a solid favourite amongst the Murray McDavid Team.

Nose: hickory smoke, apple peel, coastal
Palate: oily, sweet peat, ginger & apple
Finish: 1st Fill Cognac
Aged 6 Years
Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Region Isle of Islay

Bottled 2021

Wood Bourbon hogshead

Finish 1st Fill Cognac

Limited Release
Bottled from 3 casks, 1 of 1694
70 cl ℮50% Vol