PODCAST: S1E1 – Caol Ila 12

All the way back in July 2016, the weather was warm and we were all blissfully unaware that Trump was anything more than a bit of short term entertainment in the presidential race. Andy and I sat down and recorded our first ever podcast, choosing a dram of Coal Ila 12 year, and linking it to a playlist themed around Islands, given the location of the Caol Ila distillery on the famously peaty Islay.

Positioned on the North East of Islay, Caol Ila keeps up with the Island’s tradition of producing peaty whiskies, and the output of the distillery has often been used as part of one of the most famous blends – Johnnie Walker. The name is Gaelic for “Sound of Islay” which is fitting given the musical roots of our podcast, and as we listened to songs from Iceland (Olafur Arnolds), Japan (DJ Krush), Cuba (Chano Pozo) and New Zealand (Die Die Die) provided a suitably ecletic musical backdrop to this smokey whisky.

The nose gave rise to some interesting notes, with Andy’s senses keen to remind him of smokey bacon crisps!

Listen to the podcast below through the various podcast apps and channels available, or listen to the embedded soundcloud link provided.

Don’t forget to listen to our Island songs playlist to accompany a dram of the Caol Ila. All of our playlists can be found on Spotify:

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