2009 Caol Ila 6 Year Old "Faultline/Seven Grand" Single Rum Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
It's been a while since we bottled a cask of single-malt whisky under our exclusive Faultline label, but in conjunction with our friends at Seven Grand in LA, we decided to co-purchase a barrel of Caol Ila and do a little co-branding. Keeping true with our tradition, we brought in another local artist to do the label. Linh Do, who posts her incredible whisky-related artwork on Instagram as "whiskyanorach," created this maritime-inspired image for our Islay delight. Rum-barrel-aged Caol Ila definitely reminds one of the sea! The nose is an explosion of both freshly cut and burnt peat, mixed with a little sea breeze. The rum influence comes later on the palate as a subtle, sweet highlight to a classically Caol Ila profile of creamy fruit and bright smoke. The finish flutters with a flurry of fresh baking spices before morphing back into a phenolic frenzy. Nothing about this whisky feels overtly powerful or brash despite the 58% ABV. Everything about this Faultline Caol Ila moves as gently as the wind and waves upon a mellow, rum-soaked sea. Only 261 bottles were tapped from this barrel, and a large portion of those went to Seven Grand's back bar. Available for a limited time only!