kiltrock68 wrote: Unfotunately the bottle is nearly empty, and there is no chance to get another, because it was only 40 Liters so less than 80 bottles they had sold. What a pity!
I wouldn't count on that Kiltrock , the general concensus is that they were refilled ......
Anyway on Caol Ilas ..... i was never a big fan of them after the F&F one , then i was enlightened by the SMWS 53.50 , a 7yo masterpiece . Then having been through a load of ages since , 7yo to 25yo , i havn't had a bad SMWS one . The 12 and 18 O.b.'s have failed to impress , the CS being the only decent one of the originals but the 25yo O.B. are stunners ( which i believe are available in the USA at Sams) .
I recently had a 1991 Cask G&M which was more like a south shore malt than a Caol Ila . The Signatory UCF range have been good , haven't had any DL's apart from a 1979 25yo (bottled 2004) which after been allowed to breath is just behind the 2 25 O.b.'s and the 2 SMWS 25's in taste .
Also realise that quite a few of the Indie "Islays" are Caol ilas even though a few places tell you they are Lagas.....
....but that can be a touchy subject (see other postings here and on other forums) !