One of the less well known Islay malts, and not always easy to come by, Caol Ila deserves to be more well known. It has long been amongst my favourites, albeit not quite as high up in my ranking as Ardbeg and Lagavulin. One of the peatier, smokier varieties (though not quite so much as Lagavulin and Laphroaig), it may be a bit too tarry, phenolic and 'medicinal' for many, especially on the aftertaste. If however you are partial to any of the aforementioned varieties, you will likely appreciate this.
That was the first single malt I have tasted and I was overwhelmed by the scent and the taste, so different from all the blended malts I have ever experienced. It was so smoky and peaty, yet mellow and harmonious. I just fell in love with it. Now I have to try some other Islay single malts.
If you are a big fan of your whiskey this is a must have for your collection the flavour tastes great and if you are looking for a very good whiskey then you have come to the right place you would be disappointed.