Caol Ila 8 years re-charred & refill hogsheads by James Eadie 46% 700ml
A small batch whisky from only 3x casks. All American oak hogsheads.
Bottled at 46%, this whisky is non-chill filtered and of natural colour.
Whisky Type:Single Malt Whisky
Release:Bottled in 2021
Cask Type:ex Bourbon barrel
From the “Small batch” range of Independent bottler James Eadie.
Known as “Mr. Consistent”, Caol Ila is Islay’s largest distillery, pumping out 6.5 million litres a year. While they use the same malt as their smaller sister distillery, Lagavulin, the distillation regime at Caol Ila produces a lighter sweeter spirit, famed for its white sugar and peanut butter character.
Nose: Oyster shells and fresh lemon spill from the glass, macadamia butter gives weight and karkalla adds a freshness.
Palate: Silky and sweet, notes of fondant icing and lemon cream. Quite earthy, reminiscent of volcanic salt.
Finish: Coconut cream and lemoncello.
James Eadie (1827-1904) was a Scottish brewer who established a significant brewery in 1854. Born near Gleneagles in Scotland, he was one of fourteen children and left school at the age of fourteen to work for his living.
Reported in local papers as a self-made man, Mr Eadie was a quiet individual whose hard work and indomitable perseverance earned him and his family a good living.
Aside from beer, the Eadie family had their own recipe for a Blended Scotch whisky, which has been thoughtfully recreated using the extensive ledgers left by Eadie. These ledgers named numerous distilleries and cask types which are still available today and these are what make up the bulk of the modern James Eadie brand today.