Finn Thomson - Caol Ila 2011 - 11 Year Old
Matured in a first fill bourbon cask, the peaty spirit is allowed to shine through brightly without being overwhelmed by the wood. A gentle sweetness comes through from the wood but this is a cask that is letting Scotland’s most consistently good distillery do a lot of the talking.
"For decades, many consumers have considered the age of a whisky to be the defining factor when it comes to an assumption on quality. Some of the world’s best known whiskies carry the 12 year old age statement, suggesting that the industry is in agreement that this is the benchmark age for both single malts and blends. Johnnie Walker Black Label is one of these. When I quizzed my Grandfather on his favourite drams of all time he was quick to highlight Black Label as his go-to, value for money whisky.
This cask of Caol Ila however is 11 years old, or to be exact, 11 years and 11 months old. Bottled just a month short of its 12th birthday, it will not carry the hallowed 12 year old age statement!' - Finn Thomson
700ml Bottle Size
1 of 263 Bottles