Caol Ila Unpeated 15 year old, 59.1%
Price: $129 ● Issue: Winter 2018 ● Reviewer: Gavin Smith
Unpeated Caol Ila has become a staple in Diageo's Special Releases program. This year's expression was matured in a combination of refill and rejuvenated American oak barrels and bodega European oak butts. Fresh and spicy on the nose, with tropical fruit aromas. Creamy on the palate, with fruit-and-nut milk chocolate bars, plus notes of developing citrus. The finish is slightly earthy, with wood spices.