Caol Ila 12 Year Old Fèis Ìle 2021 is the annual limited edition bottling for the Fèis Ìle Festival (Islay Festival) from Caol Isla distillery. Matured firstly in re-fill American oak casks before being transferred to ex-Moscatel wine casks for a finishing period. These casks were nurtured by Samuel Hale, the Distillery Manager at Caol Ila before being released. Caol Ila 12 Year Old Fèis Ìle 2021 is released at a natural cask strength of 56.6% ABV. Only 3,000 bottles of this rare Single Malt Whisky have been released.
Floral in the nose with herbal notes balanced alongside ripe fresh peach, grapes and spicy woody notes. There’s a faint whiff of bonfire smoke. Fresh and clean on the palate with a lively, yet creamy-smooth texture. Sweet with balancing notes of pepper spice, a hint of salt and rich fruits. Warming on the finish, with a smoky aftertaste. this is enjoyable neat or with a dash of water to soften the texture.