Caol Ila 2001-2019 | 17 Year Old | Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail 70cl / 57.6%
Just how we like it - vanilla sweetness, maple bacon and sea salt with intense peat. This is Islay in a bottle...
Batch 19/062 is a 2001 Caol Ila bottled in 2019 by G&M for their new and improved Connoisseur's Choice range. G&M have also spiced things up and bottled this one at a natural strength instead of the usual 46%. It was matured for 17 years in a refill American hogshead that yielded just 216 bottles.
The Connoisseurs Choice series is an iconic series that started in 1968. To date, around 100 distilleries have been featured as part of the range, with over 2,000 individual bottlings. Each label on each bottle states all the information about the whisky inside such as cask type, strength, region, vintage and tasting notes.
Nose: Fragrant vanilla followed by maple bacon.
Palate: Creamy; interrupted by bursts of chilli spice with charred oak and sea salt flavours.
Finish: Intense peat smoke.
- Distiller Caol Ila Distillery
- Bottler Gordon McPhail
- Country of Origin Scotland
- Region Islay