Caol Ila Moch
70cl / 43%
Caol Ila Moch Bottling Note
Taking its name from the Gaelic for ‘dawn’, Moch is a wonderful newcomer from Caol Ila and is a must-try for fans of this outstanding distillery. Lighter in style than the standard 12yo expression, Moch is a fantastic easy-drinking dram.
Caol Ila Moch is the first single malt from the distillery to be selected entirely on the basis of its taste, rather than age, cask wood, strength or finish.
The nose is creamy and lemony, before a silky-smooth medium-bodied palate that still packs a peaty punch. The finish is dry, sooty and very more-ish.
Moch was available initially only to the Friends of the Classic Malts exclusively from The Whisky Exchange. We think it's the best FOCM release in years and a very exciting addition to the Caol Ila family.
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Lemon sherbet and apple crumble topping with custard. Dry grass and not a hint of smoke.
Palate: Sweet lemon meringue pie and soft, very soft mouthfeel. The peat hits a third of the way in but it's restrained; soothing wood smoke rather than burning tyres, and it retains a sweetness throughout.
Finish: Soft drying smoke.
Overall: A tasty, easy drinking Islay that's pulled back on peat but not on flavour.