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[Review] Caol Ila - 9 years old Whisky Broker 57.4%

Caol Ila has been my first proper single malt and it still holds a special place in with whisky cabinet. The 12 has always been a benchmark for me, the Distiller's Edition for something a little sweeter and the 18 a bit of a treat. I have just managed to (finally) get hold of the 25 and have been exploring many independent bottles of Caol Ila too. I have tried Caol Ila matured in ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry, ex-Moscatel casks, so when Whisky Broker releases 3 casks of Caol Ila aged in 3 different Red wine barriques, I knew I had to pick up some. I actually bought 2 bottles from 2 different casks. As for Whisky Broker, I love their bottling philosophy as there is no nonsense packaging or labelling, it is all about the whisky, sold at a very reasonable price too! What's not to like here?! So what about this bottle? The whisky was aged for 9 years in an ex-red wine barrique (Nb 300755). It was filled on 05/12/2010 and bottled on 06/05/2020, of course with no chillfiltration or colouring