This Caol Ila 2000 was part of the latest releases by A.D. Rattray.
Caol Ila 10 yo 2000 (46%, A.D. Rattray 2011, bourbon cask #309530, 322 btl.)
Nose: a bit more peat than expected. Aromatic peat, with coastal notes (wet rocks) and medicinal elements but with a rounded sweetness in the background as well. Lemon candy. Green apple. Clean and simple.
Mouth: again quite peaty with the same lemon candy theme. Youngish but very juicy, nicely mixed with coastal notes. Ashes. Liquorice. Nice mocha / butterscotch towards the end.
Finish: quite long and ashy with a lemon / salt combo.
This Caol Ila proudly displays its well-made, youthful simplicity and clean Islay character. A nice and affordable gift for an Islay-lover, I would say.
Around € 50.