Caol Ila 2004 Connoisseurs Choice Single Islay Malt Whisky
70cl/46% In the mid-1960s Gordon & MacPhail took the unprecedented step of launching a range of single malts under the brand name â€˜Connoisseurs Choiceâ€™. Until this time, many of the whiskies the range featured would not have been available as single malt. Today, Connoisseurs Choice retains this exclusive nature with a range of rare and sought after single malts from distilleries throughout Scotland. TASTING NOTE Colour: Dark Straw. WITHOUT WATER: Nose: Cured bacon aromas with hints of vanilla, green apple and ripe banana complemented by peat smoke. Palate: Sweet and smoky with ripe banana, pear and orange zest flavours. Cocoa powder enhances the underlying bonfire ember edge. WITH WATER: Nose: Delicate honey with apple and lime aromas complemented by an underlying damp embers note. Palate: Sweet initially with stewed pear, mango and orange flavours which combine with a milk chocolate edge. Body: Medium. Finish: Long and smooth with lingering bonfire embers. Cask Type(s): 1st Fill Bourbon barrels. Whisky Style: Light and fruity Islay Malt.