Mythical Beasts Caol Ila 13 Year Old Whisky


Key Facts About This Whisky

Range: Mythical Beasts

Distillery: Caol Ila

Age: 13 Years Old

Region: Islay

Cask Type: Finished in a single NEOC PX Sherry hogshead

Cask Ref: 300820

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 54%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 233 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Caol Ila 13 Year Old Tasting Notes

Without water

Appearance: A rich russet, caramel colour.

Nose: Elegant smoky almonds with a rich peaty aroma, with a gently dark honey top note.

Palate: A silky mouthfeel, powerful earthy body, with well-balanced peat and clove flavours

Finish: Lengthy and refined, giving way to mellow spices.

With water

Appearance: Light amber.

Nose: Opens up to vegetal aromas, freshly-cut grass and sweet, ripe banana leading the sherry profile.

Palate: Classically smooth smoke, well-balanced with buttery Brazil nuts and hints of dried hay.

Finish: Satisfyingly lingering, giving way to a more complex fruity and nutty profile.

Tasting notes by Lisa McWilliam, Spirits Writer, Great Taste Spirit Judge and Drinks Consultant.

Great Taste Judge

About this Caol Ila

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. They are the first and only company to use this process in Scotch whisky.

About Spiritfilled's Mythical Beast

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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