A 35-year-old Caol Ila that has been bottled for the Golden Cask range by the House of Macduff. The liquid was drawn from a single bourbon barrel that was laid to rest in November 1984 for over three ... Read more
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|Caol Ila 35 Year Old (Cask Cm260) The Golden Cask (House Of Macduff)
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A 35-year-old Caol Ila that has been bottled for the Golden Cask range by the House of Macduff. The liquid was drawn from a single bourbon barrel that was laid to rest in November 1984 for over three decades, before being bottled in February 2020 at 47.5% abv without chill filtration. Highly limited, just 204 bottles of this single malt have been produced. The aromas of this expression reveals its Islay roots from the very start, with bonfire smoke, boat yard, (oil and old fishing ropes), and coal tar soap, before moving on to salt lemon with a honeyed sweetness, some treacle toffee and aniseed balls. Flavours show off its maturity with a good oak, dried peat, some spices, (white pepper); it is balanced with a fruity sweetness of peaches and over ripe pears and some gentle golden syrup which weaves through it from start to end. The finish flirts from honey and brown sugar to ash and peat smoke with a peppery touch, giving it a lovely warmth as it trails off...~ Master of Malt
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Diageo owns the Caol Ila Distillery, a Scotch whiskey distillery on the Scottish island of Islay not far from Port Askaig. In reference to the distillery's position overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura, Caol Ila is derived from the Gaelic word caol le, which means 'Sound of Islay' (also known as 'Islay Strait'). Hector Henderson established it in 1846. The Isle of Jura Distillery owner Norman Buchanan took over the distillery in 1854 after it did not perform well. Bulloch Lade & Co, whiskey stock merchants from Glasgow, bought the company in 1863. Duncan Johnston was the distillery manager in 1871, according to the census. The Johnston family was associated with yet another distillery on the island since Duncan was John Johnston of Lagavulin's nephew and a relative of the Johnstons who own Laphroaig. By the 1880s, the area was producing more than 147,000 imperial gallons (670,000 L) of whiskey annually. As a result of Bulloch Lade's voluntary insolvency in 1920, a group of merchants established the Caol Ila Distillery Company Ltd. The Distillers Company bought a majority stake in Caol Ila in 1927, and Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. acquired full ownership of the company in 1930. Due to constraints on the supply of barley to distillers during the Second World War, the distillery was forced to close between 1942 and 1945. Production continued after that up until 1972, when the distillery's whole building was destroyed. Production subsequently restarted in 1974 when a bigger distillery that George Leslie Darge had designed in the same architectural style as many of his predecessors and with his signature glass curtain walls to the still buildings was erected. Diageo eventually acquired the business.