2009 Caol Ila 6 Year Old "Faultline/Seven Grand" Single Rum Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)

SKU #1263808

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!

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By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/15/2016 | Send Email
This is a wonderful expression of Caol Ila. Don't let the fact that it is only 6 years old fool you into thinking that it is too young. It is delicious with bright and lively flavors. There is light smoke that is enhance with hints of sea. The Faultline Caol Ila is light bodied and the rum finish has added complexity but not out-of-focus sweetness. I have tasted it 3 times and liked it every time.

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Alcohol Content (%): 58