Extra ageing has calmed the impact of the phenols, with the peat arriving on the palate late, and tempered by smooth oak. A very mellow, mature Islay malt.
Caol Ila 18 YO
A rather subtle nose with hints of peat, vanilla and liquorice.
A creamy texture is apparent, with notes of almonds, vanilla, pineapple and grapefruit.
A subtle yet long finish, with peat and a touch of pineapple continuing to the end.