Caol Ila 2004 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & Macphail)

Single Malt

Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice // Islay, Scotland

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  1. bignocowski

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  2. Dreaming-of-Islay

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    On our trip last year to Scotland, we found this bottle at a supermarket chain called Co-Op. Which begs the question: do the Scottish seriously get to enjoy high-quality, independent bottlings of some of the best distilleries in the country, simply by going to their everyday grocery stores? This whiskey's most prominent scents include vanilla and white fruit such as pear or white peach. It's also surprisingly floral at times, although its Islay heritage reveals itself in a healthy dose of brine. There is some peat, but it lingers on the edges, imparting a faint minerality. Key lime pie is an unexpected revelation on the palate of this mellow, easy-drinking whisky. Its predominant flavors are sweet or dessert-like: vanilla, butter, and honey. Like all coastal Islay whiskies, seaspray and brine add a pleasing, seasoned character to each sip. The peat is subtle on the finish and expresses itself as aromatic woodsmoke and salted butter.
    60.0 USD per Bottle
  3. tze

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    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
  4. Bruce-Hodgson

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    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Clean, strong, and a little peaty! Perfect for making maple syrup.
  5. Piervincenzo-Di-Girolamo

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    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    80.0 EUR per Bottle
  6. whiskeywinebeer

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    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  7. Roberto-Agnello

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    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  8. PBMichiganWolverine

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Beach aroma of brine and salt water taffy. Taste of citrus, salt, smoked herring. I can smell this all day...especially in this searing 85 degree NJ weather. Reminds me of being at the beach ( or down the shore, as we NJ folks call it). Thanks to @Dreaming-of-Islay for the pour! Really well made.
  9. dee_hamma

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  10. Fionn-Kirwan

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
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