Caol Ila 24 Year Old Scotch Whisky 175th Anniversary
In 2022, Caol Ila celebrated its 175th anniversary by releasing a 24-year-old single malt scotch whisky special edition. This limited edition bottling was created to showcase the distillery’s smoky smoothness and sweet sea air aromas. The Caol Ila 175th Anniversary 24-Year-Old is bottled at 104.2 proof and has a suggested retail price of £295 ($400).
The nose of this whisky is fresh and bourbon with seaweed and ashes, bright, fruity notes of lemons and unripe stone fruits, fisherman’s net, wet stones, faint leathery notes, and walnuts. The whisky is well-rounded, light, and warming, with a metallic edge that makes it leaner. It takes inspiration from the sunrises seen from the distillery on its east coast home.
The Caol Ila 24-year-old has received high praise from whisky enthusiasts, with many noting its smoothness and complexity. Unfortunately, the 3,000 available bottles were sold out quickly, making it a highly sought-after collector’s item.
Overall, the Caol Ila 175th Anniversary 24-Year-Old is a fitting tribute to the distillery’s long and storied history. It showcases the unique flavors and aromas that have made Caol Ila one of the most beloved distilleries on Islay. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a bottle, savor it slowly and enjoy the rich, complex flavors only a 24-year-old single malt scotch whisky can offer.
Notes on Caol ila 24 year old whisky
Aroma: Clean and fresh with a whisper of campfire smoke and a subtle hint of rich, buttery pastry.
Palate: A soft honeyed sweetness is balanced with a prickle of sea salt and light smoke.
Finish: A long and warming finish with a light charred smokiness and a delicate kick of spice.