Caol Ila 11 Years Old Pineau de Charentes

Caol Ila 11 Years Old Pineau de Charentes

ABV: 57.9% VOL: 70 cL
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This single malt from Caol Ila Distillery on the Isle of Islay has been finished in a Pineau des Charentes wine cask.

PINEAU DES CHARENTES is a fortified wine made from two-parts barely fermented grapes and one-part Cognac in the West of France. Gaining Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) status in October 1945, Pineau is aged in oak barrels, critical to giving the wine its soft edge and nutty-sweet, ripe fruit character, enjoyed mostly as an apertif drink.
Legend has it that the drink was first produced by accident in 1589, when a farmer poured grape must into a barrel he thought empty, not realising it was a third-full of an eaux-de-vie. After some months, he was thrilled to have created the first incarnation of Pineau des Charentes.

As creators and curators of sweet-wine cask finished Scotch whiskies, Pintail wanted to explore what the seasoned oak of an ex-Pineau barrique would do to a wonderful smoky Islay whisky. After 6 months in the barrel, this CAOL ILA 2011 (11 YEARS OLD) single malt is at peak performance, with just enough of the sweet, gingery and nutty character balanced beautifully with the ashy smoke of the classic Islay distillate.

Only 659 Bottles have been produced

TASTING NOTES: 

NOSE: Smouldering beach bonfire, salty sea breezes, seaweed, citrus peel and Bourbon biscuits.
PALATE: Salt brine, cracked black pepper, cigar box, honeyed apricots, gingerbread,
barbequed pineapple, dark toffee and smoked grist.
FINISH:  Ashy smoke balanced with brown sugar and stewed fruits.
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ABV: 57.9%

AGE: 11 Years Old

COUNTRY: Scotland

REGION: Islay

DISTILLERY: Caol Ila

WHISKY TYPE: Single Malt

CASK TYPE: Pineau des Charentes Wine Cask

CASK NUMBER: 12038

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COLLECTION: Pintail

OUTRUN: 659 Bottles

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