Caol Ila 8yo (Hepburn’s Choice)


Single refill hogshead. 46% ABV

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An independent bottling of Caol Ila by Hunter Laing for their Hepburn’s Choice collection. Distilled on Islay in 2010 and aged in a single refill hogshead cask.

Only 329 bottles produced.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Lemon zest and sweet malt, with distinct aromas of maritime smoke, lychee.

Palate: More peat smoke, summer berries, lemon, cinnamon and grassy malt.

Finish: Fresh hay, oak spice, heather honey and bonfire ash.

Always from a specially-selected single cask, our Hepburn’s Choice range is bottled at 46% alcohol, and naturally without artificial colouring or chill-filtration.

Each bottling is chosen to showcase the specific characteristics of one of Scotland’s whisky producing regions, or those of a distillery in particular. This range is named in honour of our directors’ late maternal grandfather, William Hepburn, who travelled the globe with his job in the Diplomatic Service.

With a fine judgement honed at many embassy functions, Mr Hepburn was a connoisseur of his homeland’s whiskies: with this in mind we believe these bottlings would indeed have been “Hepburn’s Choice”.

Additional information

Weight 1.8 kg