A wonderfully balanced Islay malt from an increasingly popular distillery. If you haven't discovered Caol Ilaô yet, this hidden treasure will show you why itís in increasing demand. Appearance: Pale straw. Palate: The taste starts a little sweeter than the 12-year-old. Very pleasant, light-flavoured smokiness. A complex balance of primary tastes. Finish: Sweet-smokey, lingering finish.