Caol Ila 2004 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & Macphail)
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice // Islay, Scotland
Bottled by independent bottler Gordon & Macphail for their Connoisseurs Choice label is this single malt from Caol Ila, a prolific distillery on the Isle of Islay. It was distilled in 2004 and matured in ex-bourbon casks before being bottled in 2016.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeFresh and Refill Bourbon Barrels
"Looking for something coastal? Then this is your whisky. A light sea breeze, some seaweed, and plenty of brine, as well as peat of course. But there's more, as notes of pickled lemons and lime juice give this Caol Ila a fruity edge. The peat smoke on the palate is elegantly intertwined with bitter lemon and grapefruit, as well as a pinch of salt. Great value for money."