adogranonthepitch wrote:Morning Girls (or afternoon / evening depending on your time zone)
Diageo launched in the summer the Caol Ila 8yo unpeated. As soon as it was released it went again. There were 12000 bottles of the stuff.
Anyone tried it?
Anyone seen one sell secondhand (wash my mouth out)?
Thoughts and opinions please.
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Actually I think there's an interseting sub text to this whisky;Diageo, the largest drinks company in the world has now changed its perception of it's customers. They know that we will not be confused about normal peated Caol Ila and the unpeated "Highland" Caol Ila, this is a huge break through. Theay are also delving into their warehouse to bring out oddities for us to try, I think it's brilliant and hope we see more of it in the future.
I have a bottle but have not opened it yet. I also had a bottle seized by Customs.
Another interesting side note is the distillery manager who ran Caol Ila (and Lagavulin) when this whisky was made is not retired and is a member of the scotch club I run. I asked him about caol Ila 8 and he remarked, Ah, Yes, Caol Ila Highland, I've been away from the palce for years now so the stuff should be safe to drink again!
He's very funny at all times.