Hunter Laing, The Kinship, Caol Ila 30YO (700ml)
Hunter Laing, 2020 Kinship Series
No. 5, Caol Ila 30YO
A beautiful suite of six ancient Islay gems, the Kinship Series is a yearly release from Independent Bottler, Hunter Laing & Co. celebrating the Feis Ile Festival as their new Ardnahoe Distillery comes on-line.
Highly sought after and in short supply, the series is available in its individual parts or as a whole.
No. 5 in the 2020 Kinship series is a 30YO Caol Ila, aged in a refill hogshead carefully selected by Scott Laing which yielded 532 bottles.
Expect a voluptuous and full bodied whisky with hint after hint of tantalising aromas.
Honeydew melon on the nose with Maldon sea salt, smoked ham, bandages, candied almonds and Islay peat smoked.
On the palate there is a gristy malty note, lime zest, Seville orange, new leather, fine tobacco and a typical Caol Ila ashiness leading to a wonderfully refined finish.