Caol Ila 35 years is the oldest Caol Ila whiskey or that has been bottled for the Special Releases series. It is a 'setting' of hogs heads refill and refill American oak butts of American and European oak. The aroma is intense and opens with sweet smoke, salted butter, pickle and fresh bread. This makes way for dried fruit and marmalade. The taste is characterized as rich and juicy, with fruit and smoke make for a nice balance. With time the whiskey is drier. The finish is dry and also receives over time a sweetness.