Caol Ila 2010 Aged 10 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Signatory Vintage (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 58.2% Age: 10 Years Old Country: Scotland
Cask Number(s): 316629
Date of Distilling: 22/09/2010
Date of Bottling: 12/11/2020
Matured In: a single refill Sherry Butt
Signatory Vintage are an independent bottler founded in 1988 by Andrew and Brian Symington. The name ‘Signatory’ was derived from the initial intention to find a person of suitable standing to sign the labels for bottles drawn from a single cask. The first cask bottled was a 1968 Glenlivet which quickly sold through long before any suitable signee could be found. Signatory currently bottle at three strengths: 43%, 46% Unchillfiltered (UCF) and Cask Strength.To add proof of authenticity to their cask strength bottlings, Signatory always include the cask numbers, date of distillation, date of bottling and number of bottles produced.Signatory Vintage’s aim is to offer as wide a range of whiskies as possible, some of which are not even bottled by the proprietary distillery. This allows malt enthusiast to sample the huge variety of subtle differences which occur between casks.
The Caol Ila Distillery, 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. This distillery produces whiskies that have chocolate, citrus and floral notes as well as tangy and peaty, which is typical of an Islay whisky.
This single malt whisky was distilled in 2010 at the Caol Ila distillery before being placed in a single refill Sherry Butt and left to mature for 10 years. In 2020 it was bottled at 58.2% abv as part of the Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Collection. Only 638 bottles worldwide were produced of this fine liquid for us all to enjoy.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Dark fruits, melted chocolate, summer berries and red chilli flakes.
Palate: Salted chocolate, dried dark fruits, minerals, stewed cherries and creamy peat smoke.
Finish: Chocolate, summer berries, gingerbread men and earthy smoke.
|Dimensions||35 × 14 × 14 cm|
Cask Strength, Peat Smoke, Sherry Cask
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