The fourth and last review in the series of four which brings us to the milestone that is the 100th review takes us back to a distillery that we’re very familiar with: Caol Ila! In all honesty, I have been putting this review off for far too long now, primarily due to its significance and […]Read more "Whisky Review #99: Caol Ila 1981 28 Years Old (Cask #3537)"
Caol Ila is a distillery which is generally well received by whisky connoisseurs due to its relatively lightly peated style when compared to the whiskies produced by the heavyweights located on the Kildalton coast of Islay. It is also the largest distillery on Islay and is capable of producing upwards of 7 million litres of […]Read more "Whisky Review #95: Caol Ila 2003 10 Years Old (Gordon & MacPhail LMdW Exclusive)"
And so here we are, the 25th whisky review I’ve written for this blog to date. It’s also nice to note that I’ve been blogging for 9 months now and the progress since the start has been rather satisfying to see to be honest. I have never previously been a prolific blogger and it heartens […]Read more "Whisky Review #25: Caol Ila 31 Years Old (Silver Seal bottling)"
My 9th review focuses once again on Caol Ila, specifically on the 12 Years Old expression which forms the bedrock of the core offerings from the distillery. I have to admit that the 12 Year Old is one of my favourite purchases whenever I pass through Duty Free at the airport, primarily due to its […]Read more "Whisky Review #9: Caol Ila 12 Years Old (Revisited)"
For my first whisky review, I will be showcasing the three whiskies that I tried during my tour at Caol Ila distillery. The three whiskies are as follows: 1) Caol Ila 12 Years Old 2) Caol Ila Moch (No Age Statement) 3) Caol Ila 15 Years Old Unpeated Special Release Caol Ila 12 Years Old […]Read more "Whisky Review #1: Caol Ila"
The first in my series of 8 Islay distilleries would be Caol Ila, which is a rather interesting one. Caol Ila is located in the North-Eastern part of Islay, quite close to Port Askaig. The name ‘Caol Ila’ is derived from the Gaelic term Caol Ìle, which translates to ‘Sound of Islay’. In terms of […]Read more "The Islay Series – Distillery #1: Caol Ila"
The third in a series of four reviews in the lead up to the milestone 100th review takes us back to a distillery which we’re quite familiar with: Clynelish! Those of us who have delved into the history of the distillery would be aware that it was established in 1819 by the Marquis of Stafford, […]Read more "Whisky Review #98: Clynelish 1972 37 Years Old (G&M “The Book Of Kells” range)"
NOTE: The first edition of this guide was published in late September 2015 as a means to provide readers with the necessary information that they would need in order to plan for their trip to Islay. This updated version provides most of the same information as the original, although there have been some amendments made […]Read more "Visiting Islay: The Things You Need To Know (2017 Edition)"
It is a well-known fact that the Johnnie Walker range of blended Scotch whiskies is the best-selling brand in the brown spirits industry (although it does trail other spirits in terms of overall sales volume). The latest estimate puts annual sales at approximately 243 million bottles across the entire range, although the Diageo-owned brand has […]Read more "Whisky Review #86: Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Years Old (1980s bottling)"
Clynelish is a bit of an anomaly in the sense that while it has only been around for slightly less than 50 years, its history is dictated by events which precede its establishment. It is also associated with one of the famous closed distilleries in Scotland, which is another reason for its relative popularity. While […]Read more "Whisky Review #74: Clynelish 1997 16 Years Old PX Finish (Wilson & Morgan Barrel Selection)"