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 ‘Connoisseurs Choice’. 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.