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..

Caol Ila Distillery,caol-ila-moch-islay-single-malt-scotch-whisky
Port Askaig,
Isle of Islay, PA46 7RL

Telephone: 01496 302760

Website: www.malts.com

Email: caolila.distillery@diageo.com

Owners Diageo.

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

Jim’s Tasting

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.

Score…4 Cork
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.

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3 Responses

  1. I had the pleasure of trying this recently. I thought “Dawn” a very apt name for the light maritime notes and the dash of citrus. A delicious Islay malt!

  2. Nicola says:

    I am glad you enjoyed it, thanks for commenting

  3. Arsalan says:

    Loved the poem, especially the line and let who will be cveler;Do noble things, not dream them I bought 6 bottles when I heard. By far the most underrated and fairly priced JW blend.going to try and limit myself to a bottle every other year. I’m more of a single malt lover,but can appreciate a nice blend, and the Green has/had great character. It even caused me to seek out it’s components (Linkwood being excepted, since I’ve never seen it on the shelf in the US.)Curiously I have never found it smokey at all, but I’m a bit of a late-commer, so may be I missed those editions (?).One thing’s for certain:I will only share my cache of JWG with those who I sense will truly appreciate it, from this point on

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