Caol Ila 2002 Connoisseurs Choice by Gordon & Macphail

£89.95

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An exceptional single cask bottling on Caol Ila aged 16 years, one of only 1100 bottles.   Region: Islay Age/Name: 16 Size: 70cl Strength: 46% ABV Bottled By: G&M Chill-Filtered: No

An exceptional single cask bottling on Caol Ila aged 16 years, one of only 1100 bottles.

 

  • Region: Islay
  • Age/Name: 16
  • Size: 70cl
  • Strength: 46% ABV
  • Bottled By: G&M
  • Chill-Filtered: No

 

The nose opens up with a sweet and smokey maple bacon note. pineapple/vanilla cheescake in the background. Drop of water ramps up the smoke into almost a burnt bacon note.
 
On the palate the smoke's sweet edge changes slightly to more of a honey, taking the overall flavour more towards honey roast ham on the bone. Pineapple dies off to a more general citrus note. Touch of water brings out banana and a slightly salty edge to the meat. Smoke intensifies slightly.
 
The finish is medium long, sweet Italian cured meats and the citrus note linger. Smokey note clings to the inside of the mouth after it has been sent down.