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Caol Ila 12 Year Old Whisky, 70 cl

4.6 out of 5 stars 76 customer reviews

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12 year old
  • Caol Ila 12-year-old single malt Scotch whisky is the colour of pale straw, with a delicate balance of tastes
  • Fresh, sweetly fruity and smooth-bodied
  • The clean, appetising nose shows subtle citrus fruit with just a puff of smoke
  • Firm and smooth, it begins sweetly then yields a fragrant smokiness and a sweet-smoky, lingering finish
  • 2015 Silver Outstanding Medal Winner - International Wine and Spirits Competition
  • Caol Ila 12-year-old single malt Scotch whisky is the colour of pale straw, with a delicate balance of tastes
  • Fresh, sweetly fruity and smooth-bodied
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Style Name: 12 year old

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Style: 12 year old
Technical Details
Product Dimensions38.6 x 12.2 x 12 cm
Item model number647661
Product NameSingle Malt Whisky
Volume700 ml
Units1 Bottle
Storage InstructionsStore away from direct light in a cool & dry place
Serving RecommendationBest Served At Room Temperature
Country of originScotch
Alcohol Content43 % Vol
BrandCaol Ila
TypeWhisky
VintageNV
Region Produced InHighland
OccasionChristmas Gift, Birthday Gift, Fathers Day Gift
Package InformationBottle
Manufacturer/ProducerDiageo
Serving Size100 Grams
Energy (kJ)988 kJ
Energy (kcal)236.132 kcal
Fat0 Grams
Protein0 Grams
  
Additional Information
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Best Sellers Rank 938 in Grocery (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.6 Kg
Date First Available8 Sept. 2010
  
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Style Name:12 year old

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Caol Ila 12 Year Old Whisky 70cl

Coal Ila 12 Year old Whisky Bottle Visual
Caol Ila 12 Year Old Whisky Bottle Visual
About Caol Ila

Having recently been awarded Double Gold in both 2010 and 2011 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Coal Ila is the ideal gift for any distinguished whisky enthusiasts. The ultimate Islay malt, Caol Ila is considered by experts to be the perfect entry point into the world of peaty malt whiskies. Unique and distinctive Islay smokiness makes Caol Ila a reference for connoisseurs of Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky the world over.

Caol Ila is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Scotland's West Coast. The distillery was founded in 1846 and is situated on the shores of the Sound, a spot originally chosen partly because of the clean water from Loch Nam Ban which still provides its main supply.

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Taste

Fresh, sweetly fruity and smooth-bodied, Caol Ila 12 year old single malt Scotch whisky is the colour of pale straw, with a delicate balance of tastes. The clean, appetising nose shows subtle citrus fruit with just a puff of smoke. Firm and smooth, it begins sweetly then yields a fragrant smokiness and a sweet-smoky, lingering finish.

Food Match

Try it with appetising, salty savoury dishes. For example, olive tapenade on French bread, or juicy warm chorizo sausage. Odd as it may sound, shortbread works well too.

Origins

Nestled in a hidden cove near Port Askaig, the Caol Ila (pronounced “Cull Eela”) distillery sent its whisky to market by sea for over a hundred years. Sniff the air over a glass and smoky, sea-fresh aromas recall an age, not so long ago, when fishing and cutting peat were the traditional occupations in this part of Scotland. Few men make a living cutting peat on the island today, but the old traditions live on in the skills of our distillery workers and in the ingredients they still use at Caol Ila.

Caol Ila has remained undiscovered by many but has become much-prized by malts lovers across the world. Those lucky enough to visit us will have experienced the wonderful Islay setting that is brought to life through the range of Caol Ila whiskies, led by the 12 year old expression.

Directions

Neat or over ice.

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Style: Moch single malt Verified Purchase
This is an excellent whisky - a lighter more refined version fo Caol Ila 12 year old - still very smokey but with none of the rough edges, a lighter peat and a slight honeyed tone. The scent is gentle and sweet and the first taste of of honey, vanilla and a slight salt with the smokey tones edging in as an aftertaste - a dram to savour. Unusually, I added a drop of water - it opens it up wonderfully allowing the space to taste the complexity
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Style: 12 year old Verified Purchase
While other Islam whiskys are getting expensive and also going NAS (No Age Statement) or of dubious quality (laphroaig being biggest sinners here) Caol Ila still delivers without dilution - smokey, Peaty, smoke (did I mention the smoke yet?) mellow though and rich. Stunning
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By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Jun. 2015
Style: 12 year old Verified Purchase
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.
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Style: 12 year old Verified Purchase
Excellent balanced Whisky ,oily, peat with a gentle smooth and satisfying finish .A very reasonable price for the quality.
Well worth a try.
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By E. L. Wisty TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Jan. 2016
Style: Moch single malt
Caol Ila 'Moch' (Gaelic for 'Dawn') is a special bottling which is smoother than the standard 12 year old bottling. There is no age statement given for this Moch, but I would guess given the similar retail prices but milder style that it is probably younger; both are the same strength at 43%. There is less peatiness in particular in the aroma of this, and whilst the smokiness comes to the fore a bit more in the taste, in particular on the finish, it's still less than the regular variety. It's a very fine whisky indeed and still fully deserving of five stars, but I'm not sure that I would go out of my way again to purchase this instead of the regular Caol Ila which I prefer more. It may appeal to those who find regular Caol Ila just a little too harsh, but then there are plenty of other whiskies out there to satisfy those too.
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Style: 12 year old Verified Purchase
I'm a newbie to whisky drinking and so far I'm a lover of peated whiskeys. This is as easily as good as a Lagavulin 16 and Ardbeg 10, I'm very pleased, especially as it is nearly half the price of the Lag 16 atm.
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Style: 12 year old Verified Purchase
Deliciously smokey,smooth and comforting - just what you require after a hard days toil.
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I love this whisky. It's one of my favorite islay malts. Lovely and peaty, but not harsh.
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