Official tasting notes:
Nose: Faint candle smoke, peppermint, toasted marshmallows.
Palate: Stewed apples, vanilla yoghurt, kiwi fruit.
Finish: Burning coals, honey ham, salted caramel.
Cadenhead’s ‘Original Collection’ Caol Ila Distillery 12 Year Old 700ml 46%
Part of Cadenhead’s 2021 Original Collection.
Cask Type: Bourbon
Release Date: 2021
This 12-year-old Islay from the Caol Ila distillery is part of Wm Cadenhead’s 2021 ‘Original Collection’ that has replaced the earlier Single Cask and Small Batch collections with the entire range bottled at 46% ABV. Matured in ex bourbon cask, it’s a heavily peated whisky that is free from chill filtration and artificial colourings.
Cadenhead’s tells us that; “This gem from Islay displays a delicate peat smoke but also has a lovely fruity flavour and a cracking meaty finish, highlighting the characteristic you’d expect from a peaty Islay dram and more”