Learn more about Caol Ila and Glenlossie

///Learn more about Caol Ila and Glenlossie

Learn more about Caol Ila and Glenlossie

Cask 46.72 ‘Jungle slippers’

25 years is a long time. That was 1994. What were you doing then? Glenlossie is often a grassy, complex, and backbone of many Diageo blends. It also sits next door to the younger distillery Mannochmore which was created out of requirement to the growing needs of Scotch whisky back in the early 70’s before the big 80’s bust. The distillery runs mostly quite long fermentation times giving the spirit a lovely complexity that after 25 years could be aptly described as slipping into some jungle slippers!

 

Cask 53.301 ‘Tentacles around a wine glass’

What a title. On Islay and indeed around Scotland, Caol Ila (pictured) is often referred to as “Mr C”. The C standing for consistent. A distillery who’s output is consistently good, smoky, and hugely desirable by blenders. Often seen in the likes of Green Label and other Diageo blends, it’s the biggest output distillery on Islay and these tentacles are something special indeed.

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About the Author:

Matt Bailey is the National Ambassador and Development Manager for the Scotch Malt Whisky Society Australia. He's tirelessly trying to meet every member and share a dram with you all.

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