A 20 year old bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the excellent Caol Ila distillery on the Isle of Islay. This was distilled in September 1996 and allowed to age in refill hogshead #11498 until November 2016, when it was bottled by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. 316 bottles were produced.
Nose: Earthy peat, vanilla-rich oak and sea salt.
Palate: Brown sugar and cinnamon, sea breeze, soot and peat.
Finish: Peppery oak, bacon and rye spiciness.