Mythical Beasts Caol Ila 12 Year Old Whisky


Key Facts About This Whisky

Range: Mythical Beasts

Distillery: Caol Ila

Age: 12 Years Old

Region: Islay

Cask Type: Finished in a single PX Sherry hogshead

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 56.3%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Limited Edition: 260 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Awards: Gold Medal at the Autumn 2021 Tasting of The Drinks and Spirits Business

Scotch Tasting Notes

Tasted neat

Nose: Initial earthiness, black olives in brine, followed by burnt toast, barbecue and asphalt notes, then caramel and toffee apples add richness, with Brazil nuts at the edges. 

Palate: Gentle, yielding mouthfeel, like silk draped across the tongue, toasted, barbecue notes gradually emerge spanning the palate, and as the barbecue notes intensify juicy, citrus top notes appear, and continue with creamy vanilla and caramel, above a base layer of dry oak and digestive biscuit maltyness.    

Finish: Dryness and toastyness build up into barbecue notes, with light maltyness, oak and finally fruity sweetness.

With a teaspoon of water added

Nose: More focused aromas combine to give creosote with a background of embers, oak and brine.

Palate: Creamy mouthfeel, sweet-dry-rich balance, suffused with wafts of toastyness, vanilla and citrus, underlined by oak dryness.

Finish: Big toasty note followed by dryness with a hint of caramel.

Tasting notes by: Ian Wisniewski; Spirits Writer and Broadcaster, specialising in whisky.

About this Caol Ila

Spiritfilled are proud to introduce our initial bottling of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. There were 260 bottles produced at a cask strength of 56.3% ABV.

This Single Malt was moved into a Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask for finishing - an intensely sweet and dark sherry complimenting the Caol Ila perfectly. The PX cask underwent a special process called New Era Of Cask (NEOC), to bring out the full flavour profiles of the sherry cask into the whisky. We are the first company to ever use this process in Scotch whisky, and won a gold medal for our work at the Autumn 2021 Tasting of The Spirits Business. 

About The Qilin

The Qilin is a magical beast whose mythology combines the essence of Scotland with the spirit of Asia. Galloping through eastern forests, proudly sporting a majestic horn and with a wreath of divine flames coating its equine form, it mirrors the Unicorn, the national symbol of Scotland. Their distant familial ties interweave the sterling values of Scotland with the magic of Asia, representing wisdom, justice and truth. Legend has it that all who commune with the Qilin reap the rewards of its benevolent spirit, finding good fortune and prosperity. Rich in character and flavour, echoing ages past, the Qilin brings elements of ancient mythology into the modern age.


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Taxes and tariffs 

All alcoholic products sold by Spiritfilled are sold subject to UK alcohol tax, which is included in the price.

UK sales are subject to VAT (currently 20%). Sales outside of the UK are not subject to this tax, and do not include it.

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