Caol Ila 2004 Connoisseurs Choice Wood Finish (Gordon & MacPhail)
Peated Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice // Islay, Scotland
In an effort to modernize, the 122-year-old company Gordon & MacPhail overhauled all its ranges in April 2018. The Connoiseurs Choice was the first to receive a new design. One of the first new releases sporting this look, is a whisky from Islay distillery Caol Ila, that's 13-years-old and received a finish in an ex-Hermitage wine cask.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typefirst-fill bourbon and refill American casks; finished in ex-Hermitage wine cask
"Very meaty and barbecue-esque, like roasting a good piece of meat on a bonfire. There are aromas of orange blossom too, as well as a hint of raspberry. There's a bit of sulphur on the nose as well as the palate, which further showcases smoke and peat, and hints of strawberry. Overall, this is much more attractive to nose than to actually drink."
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