The 8th release of unpeated Caol Ila, only made once a year in the 'Highland Style'.
Made from a mix of refill American Oak, rejuvenated American Oak, and ex-bodega European Oak casks.
As Diageo say re the Stitchell Family:
Billy Stitchell has worked at Caol Ila during five decades, for the last 15 years as Manager
Billy's father went to work there before him, in 1950
As did his father before him, in 1949
Billy’s other grandfather did so rather earlier, in 1914
As had his father before him in 1888
And his father-in-law before him, earlier in the 1880s
Which makes five generations. Hard to beat
A smooth talking, easy drinking powerhouse. A powerfully, punchy, warming and sweet-spicy whisky with a mighty vitality and a smooth texture: the clean, fresh bitter-sweet nutty flavours give it a character all of its own and it's a perfect testament to a remarkable whisky making dynasty.
From Caol Ila Distillery - Diageo