Caol Ila 1984

75cl x 50% Volume
Islay single cask, single malt
Distilled 15th February 2004
Casks #881-883

Lombard Tasting

A light Islay malt with an assertive palate. Hints of spice, peat and seaweed with a peppery finish.

Caol Ila 1984 | 75cl x 50% Volume
"Light amber with golden fringes. Briny and peaty nose with bold salty notes. There is an underlying character of molasses or vanilla as well. This whisky is sweet up front on the palate. The body is oily textured but not too heavy. Big, sweet malt character with hints of vanilla and toffee. That leads into a characteristic Caol Ila profile of bold brine, soft peat, and salt. The finish is long, sweet, and malty with a touch of fruit that is reminiscent of peaches. Beautiful whiskey."- Spirits Reviews

Distillery Information

Established 1846. Gaelic translation of Caol Ila is 'Sound of Islay' – pronounce as 'cull-eela'. The Caol Ila distillery has a spectacular picturesque location near Port Askaig on the north eastern shores of Islay. It has magnificent views across the Sound of Islay to the spectacular Paps of Jura. Caol Ila is the largest distillery on Islay and operates with six large and lantern shaped copper stills (three wash stills and three spirit stills). Water is sourced at the distillery from the peaty water running from Loch nam Ban (rich in lime). The distillery takes its malt from the centralised maltings at Port Ellen. Caol Ila is one of the lighter Islay malts and highly regarded by blenders, (used in Bell's, White Horse, Scottish Leader, Johnnie Walker and Black Bottle). Pale golden colour provides a floral, peaty nose and a warming, sweet flavour. Medium-bodied malt with hints of coastal influences and iodine. Develops a dry peppery finish.