2009 Caol Ila 13 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Adelphi (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 57.1 Age: 13 Years Country: Scotland
Date of Distilling: 2009
Date of Bottling: 2023
Matured In:a refill bourbon barrel
The name Caol Ila comes from the Gaelic ‘Caol Ila’ meaning ‘Sound of Islay’ which is the stretch of water which separates Islay from Jura. The distillery was founded in 1846 and has been very successful through its long history. The distillery draws water from the nearby loch which is surrounded by myrtle and heather. As did most distilleries it closed during the Great Depression from 1930 to 1937 and was reconstructed from 1972 to 1974. Juggling between old traditional methods and modern methods of using new technology. It is the main Islay profile in most Johnnie Walker bottlings and it is owned by spirit powerhouse Diageo.
Adelphi exist to identify the very small number of casks that have produced the ultimate whiskies. The criteria for selection include rarity and maturity, but above all flavour. These whiskies are both rare and sought-after – these very special casks are so rare that, on average, Adelphi accepts a mere 4% that it is offered. Each single cask of whisky matures its contents very differently, imparting its own character to the whisky it holds and, as a result, there are never two Adelphi’s quite the same.
This single malt whisky was distilled in 2009 at the Caol Ila distillery before being placed in a refill bourbon barrel and left to mature for 13 years. In 2023 it was bottled at 57.1% abv. Only 298 bottles were produced for worldwide distribution.
Nose: Fresh apples and butter tarts, light herbs and peat smoke.
Palate: Malt and vanila meet citrus and peat. Light notes of baking spices.
Finish: Medium, peppery finish.
|35 × 12 × 12 cm
Bourbon Cask, Cask Strength, Peat Smoke
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