Caol Ila Cl10 (Elements of Islay)

The Ar10, Oc5 and Lg8 releases in the recent batch of Elements of Islay releases was sold out in the blink of an eye, I didn’t even realized they were online until I saw the ‘sold out’ sign…

The last one available is this Caol Ila Cl10, a marriage of three hogsheads distilled in 2008 and 2009.



Cl10 - Elements of IslayCaol Ila Cl10 (58,2%, Elements of Islay 2018, three hogsheads)

Nose: a lot of barley and yeast, with fresh kelp and hints of sweet oranges and lime. Smoked lemons. Light metallic and medicinal touches. Warm butter. Ashes and seashells.

Mouth: sweet and creamy, with buttery pears and oranges. Lots of zesty notes, ashes and brine. Some peppery oak. Quite a big medicinal side now, with plenty of iodine.

Finish: long, salty, still some sweet lemons.

A good example of this high consistency distillery. If you like peaty whisky then you can’t be against this. Perfect everyday drinker. Around € 55 from The Whisky Exchange.

Score: 87/100