Official tasting Notes
Sweet vanilla and toasted malt aromas give way to fresh green apples. Cracked black pepper flavours accompany tropical fruit and mature oak with a long and smoky finish.
Gordon & MacPhail ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ – Caol Ila 17 Year Old Single Malt Whisky 700ml 55.6%
A cask strength, single cask expression from batch 20/102 that yielded 206 bottles.
700ml: 55.6% alc.
Age: 17 years
Cask Type: First-fill bourbon
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Bottled: 24th of September 2020
This expression, using new-make spirit from Caol Ila distillery in Islay was laid to rest in an American Oak first-fill bourbon barrel (#302292) in 2003 for 17 years and then bottled by G&M at its cask strength of 55.6% alc as part of their re-vamped Connoisseurs Choice series.
Created in 1968 by whisky visionary, Mr George Urquhart, the ‘Connoisseurs Choice’ range has featured more than 2,000 bottlings from almost 100 Scottish distilleries.