Unveiling the Charm of Signatory Caol Ila 2011: A Light, Peaty and Refreshing Whisky Review
Signatory Caol Ila 2011 is an herbaceous and pungent Scotch whisky, very direct and with a slim body. It is a slightly peated distillate that focuses on freshness, sharp and salty flavors, and great dynamism; don’t ask it for softness because it won’t give you any.
How it is produced
Long fermentation to increase the herbaceous and green flavors. Double distillation in a pot still and aging only in ex-bourbon barrels The distillation year was 2011, and the bottling year was 2020.
Aged for nine years.
Yellow-tending to greenish lianas of the Malaysian jungle.
A nose full of green fruit, pears and cinnamon, white flowers dipped in beeswax, a side dish of unripe apple pie, and the usual lemon cream
On the palate, it is rocky, polished, and bold in peppery tones. structure is not wide but deep.
The aging in the barrels has pumped up the fruit, making it tropical and juicy, dry, and not too bad in the end, above all thanks to the counterpoint of the classic Islay salt and seaweed.
Musk, camphor, and splashes of licorice close in a dry and medicinal finish that cannot be more complex.
In summary, it is a classic single malt whisky from the Caol Ila family, earthy and salty, not very smoky, with clear fruit, a slim body, and well-dosed fire. Pleasant and well-balanced.
90 euros: an honest price to pay for a particular and, in its own way, unique bottle.
Apple pie, rabbit terrine, tiramisu, caprese cake, quiche Lorraine.