The Isle of Islay lies off the west coast of Scotland and is the home of big, smokey peaty whiskies. The Caol Isla distillery (pronounced Kel-Ila) on the north east tip of the island with majestic sea views, is one of the finest Islay distilleries. 330 Bottles.
Fuse the peaty smokiness of a classic Caol Isla 2012 with the Muscat grape sweetness of Marsala and mature in a hand-built custom cask which uses a combination of American first fill Bourbon & new French Limousin oak staves with a custom char. This Double Oak cask in combination with the Marsala creates a special flavor profile – the original peat “full on character” is mellowed and softened over time resulting in a new take on a this classic Islay whisky. In a word, Refined Peat & Smoke… another Firkin Original… Single Cask Single Malt.
Kapow! Smoke! Call the Fire Brigade! A big waft of peat & smoke. You only need to dig a bit for the malt and creamy oak which holds it all together. This has everything. Burning embers, smoky bonfires and a tad of oak and peppery spirit. So chewy and smoky.