Caol Ila - Connoisseurs Choice - 2004 12 year old

70cl / 700ml / 46%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Caol Ila
Series / Description
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
2004
Year Bottled
2016
Age
12 year old
Alcohol ABV
46%
Cask Wood Type
Bourbon
Packaging
Cardboard Tube
Bottler
Gordon and MacPhail
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP7979
£58.95

Availability: In stock

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Product Description

Gold medal winner at The Scotch Whisky Masters awards 2017 (these awards have fast become one of the most respected and high profile trade competitions in the industry)

Aged for 12 years in Bourbon barrels and offers a sweet and spicy style, pale gold in colour with a long and smoky finish.

Nose:Bavarian smoked sausage or cheese on a coastal BBQ, some peppery citrus, oil slick in gristed barley, toches of toasted spices (clove and vanilla pods) leather and nut shells.

Palate: Peppery lime, salty barley, oily and gristy body with spicy peat smoke, earthy, clove oil, singed straw and green herbs, charred bell peppers, smoked salami.

Finish: Salted lime pickle, smoked green peppers, dry clove spice, oily and peppery with more smoked meat.

I much prefer this to the official bottle of Caol Ila 12yo, less oily and the green olive notes are replaced by a great balance of smoke-spice-green fruit & veg & toasted oak.

Highly reccomended for fans of a less medicinal style of Islay.