"More smoke than is common from this distillery and age. The aromas are food-related: initially roast ham with caramelized sugars, then a clambake, then oven-roasted lobster. With water, a distinct whiff of the goat shed (nice, by the way). The palate is refined and mature, but with fresh fruits retained, with oak and smoke beautifully integrated. A mature Caol Ila in similar vein to the excellent (and significantly more keenly priced) 25 year old."
- 90 points Whisky Advocate, Winter 2014 Reviewed by: Dave Broom
Region: Islands (peaty and maritime). Incorporating famous names such as Islay, Skye and Orkney, these islands often make heavily peated scotches, reminiscent of the sea.