Caol Ila - Connoisseurs Choice - 2005 14 year old Whisky
70cl | 45%
|Series / Description||Connoisseurs Choice|
|Age||14 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||45 %|
|Cask Wood Type||Wine|
|Bottler||Gordon and MacPhail|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP10218|
The second batch of Caol Ila that has been finished in wine casks. The first batch was superb. Initially matured in 1st and refill Bourbon barrels, the whisky has then been finished in Hermitage red wine casks from the Northern Rhone in France. Bottled ata lower strength than the standard Connoisseurs Choice range (45%abv) this is one of 3708 bottles
Supplier Tasting Notes
Aroma - Vanilla pod with wisps of light peat smoke and cured meats. aromas of cranberry, raspberry, and strawberries with hints of lemon sherbet and undertones of plum skin.
Taste - Hints of pepper followed by mixed spice, raspberry, blackcurrant, and a subtle hint of chocolate. Flavours of beeswax and ash come to the fore with a slight undertone of fresh orange.
Finish - Long; summer fruits evolve into smoky bonfire embers.