Category Archives: Caol Ila

Caol Ila 25 year old 52.4% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Caol Ila 1984 (25 year old) 52.4% Bourbon Hogshead 5390 A tarry, creosote laden nose of phenolic, slightly briny peat. Intense and quite heavily peated. Yet beneath all of this there lies some gorgeous, mature orange fruit and earthy, manuery … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 25 year old 53.2% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Caol Ila 25 yo 53.3% 1983/2008 cask #4807 Nose: Green apples, fresh citrus, where are the smoked & tarred dead sailors? Old vanilla. Taste: Peaty, slight smokiness, vanilla, green apples. After Taste: soft (Alder) wood smoke, peaty, ripe apples, spicy … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 25 year old 54.1% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Caol Ila 1984 25 YO,  54.1%, Bottled: 2010, cask 5388, 265 bottles. Colour: Straw. Nose: Clean, very peaty, salty, maritime, slightly farmy and on tobacco smoke. Taste: Very salty, maritime, intense, peaty, oily (green olive), with some seaweeds, citric flavours … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 30 year old 53.4% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Caol Ila 30yo 53.3% Bottled 2010, 264 bottles, cask 4684 Nose: Peaty, maritime, tarry, slightly dry and on vanilla. It gains in complexity over time. Taste: Dry, peaty, on hemp rope, with some soft citric notes, tar, coal, ashes and … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 25 year old 54.3% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Caol Ila 25 year old 54.3% Re-fill Sherry Cask 5387 An intriguing, rich and violety nose of sherry re-fruits and dusty almost floral peat. The fresh distillery character begins to emerge trailing a distinct antiseptic note in its wake. This … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 16 year old 59% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Caol Ila 16 year old 59% A pure Islay nose! Salty with medicinal peat, carbolic soap, coal dust, earth, tar, iodine and vegetation. Underneath lurks some glorious, slightly sweet apricot and orange fruit. Very, very smoky on the palate and … Continue reading

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Caol Ila 28 year old 55.2% Bladnoch Forum Bottle

Caol Ila 28 year old 55.2% Hogshead 8154 A soft and gentle nose of mature honey and re-fill sherry fruit, accentuated by a bucket full of hickory and chocolate as well as a touch of brine, bog myrtle and gentle … Continue reading

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