Caol Ila 2002 (50.7%, VM, 2016)

Caol Ila 2002 (50.7%, VM, 2016)

A couple of years ago I visited the beautiful Rome Whisky Festival, and after annoying at length Davide Romano, I decided to get one bottle of this nice Caol Ila. Bottled in 2016 after 14 years spent in an ex-sherry hogshead (number 16-242), it comes with one of those amazing boxes that make the Valinch & Mallet bottlings so cool also from a totally unnecessary aesthetic point of view. The Valinchs (or the Mallets? The Valinchandmallets?) bottled 322 of these beauties, and I’ve almost finished mine. How did it taste? Well, just keep reading, my imaginary friend!

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