A Very Special Caol Ila Whisky Tasting
Nicola got an e-mail from Patrick Roberts from the Cognis London, who are the PR Agency for Diageo who was sending the Whisky Boys a very special Caol Ila for us to taste and review. So in the second week in June Nicola received a package containing the Caol Ila dram and it was:-
Caol Ila “Moch” Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky – 43% Alc/vol. – Unaged
Taking its name from the Gaelic for ‘dawn’, Moch is a wonderful newcomer from this renowned distillery.
Caol Ila is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Scotland’s West Coast..
Telephone: 01496 302760
Now as most of our readers know, Nicola is not a lover of the big peaty/smoky, then the task of tasting this dram was left to Jim. ( a hardship for him, for sure!!!!
Colour…Light rich gold
Nose…Like sitting at a beach bar-b-q with sea spray splashing over the rocks, a little smoke and some citrus notes.
Taste…Wave after wave of sweet smoke, salty and quite drying.
Finish…Short to medium, leaves a warm glow, a malty end, one of Islay’s best.
This is one of the best Caol Ila drams that Jim has tasted, and you can only purchase a bottle via the Friends of the Classic Malts and the Whisky Exchange and the UK RRP will be £32.91.
So the Whisky Boys strongly recommend that all our readers join the Friends of the Classic Malts and buy a bottle or two, you will not be disappointed, and remember to tell them the Whisky Boys sent you.
So a BIG THANKS goes to Pat Roberts for sending the Whisky Boys this great Islay dram.