Gordon & Macphail's Discovery Caol Ila is a premium 13 year old single malt that hails from the beautiful island of Islay, Scotland. This exquisiste whisky comes from the renowned Caol Ila distillery, situated on the north-east coast of the Islay peninsula. The distillery has a rich history, having been established in 1846 by Hector Henderson, a Glasgow entrepreneur.
Caol Ila is famous for its signature smoky, peaty flavour profile - and this is no different. This is aged for a minimum of 13 years in oak casks which mellows and rounds out that smoke and peat somewhat. There is a delicate hint of sea-salt, mocha and citrus fruit which is followed by the smoke and peat, vanilla and honey. The finish is warming - this is good stuff!
Gordon & Macphail have created the discovery collection as an accessible whisky range in order to help whisky enthusiasts to explore different flavour profiles. The range includes whiskies from lesser known distilleries and lesser-aged expressions such as this Caol Ila.
This premium single malt showcases the signature smoky, peaty flavour of the Caol Ila distillery. It has a delicate aroma, a smooth mellow character with subtle sweetness and it's the perfect choice for those looking to broaden their knowledge of different styles of whisky.