After arriving late for this year's Feis Ile, I was still trying to catch up on some of the new drams released. So I decided to head up towards Caol Ila distillery
to see what I could find, I wasn't disappointed. Caol Ila
have released a single cask
Sherry butt for this year's Islay
Festival. 300897 was filled in 2001 and bottled at cask strength 60.4% vol.
Caol Ila Feis Ile 2012, Single Cask 300897
Wonderful sea air mixed with warm butter and a slight lingering of dark chocolate orange. Left for a while it opens up well, freshly cut kindling wood, shoe polish brushed onto leather.
Wow, powerful really fills your mouth with warm spice, pepper and sea air. Touch of water softens the taste and brings out the peat.
Wonderful, sits in your mouth for a good length of time. Delicious.
This will take a lot to beat. Cracking dram, I want/need more.