Scotland :: Islay
Owned by drinks giant Diageo, Caol Ila produces just over 3.5 million litres of malt a year. 95% goes into blends, the main brand being Johnnie Walker Black Label. This young & Fiesty expression from Douglas Laing has been sourced from a refill bourbon cask and is a lively dram indeed. Menthol, Sweet peat smoke and a bit of camphor make for a warming, invigorating malt.