Caol Ila 14 2001 Maltbarn

Caol Ila 14 2011 Maltbarn.jpg

Thanks to /u/xile_ for bringing this dram to share at our latest tasting (that I’ve had time to write up).

Cool picture on the bottle? Check.

Islay single malt? Check

Sherry cask? Check

Cask Strength? Check.

Yeah, this checks all the boxes of what I typically go for. Well, not that first one, it’s an added bonus. Just look at that eagle!

Thus I saved some room for Caol Ila 14 2001 Maltbarn, a mid aged, peated offering from Caol Ila.

I don’t feel like I’ve done enough Maltbarn releases. It could be that they are a German company, and I live in a not German country. However if they’re good enough, I’ll consider it.

Let’s see how it tastes, shall we?

Price: N/A at the LCBO

Region: Islay

Matured in a: Sherry Cask

Distilled: 2001

Bottled: 2015

Total Bottles: 194

Abv: 58.8%

Colour: 5Y 7/8

Nose: Milk chocolate…

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