Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail 70cl / 59.7%
This looks like a treat - cask strength Caol Ila 2007 from a refill sherry butt, bottled as a 13-year-old by Gordon & MacPhail for their Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength series.
Refill casks are always best for Caol Ila's immaculate spirit, letting the distillery character really sing. 611 bottles of this Caol Ila 2007 came out of the cask at a hefty 59.7%, so if you add water this is likely to swim pretty well - but it probably won't need it.
Gordon & MacPhail
|Series||Connoisseurs Choice Cask Strength|
|Cask Type||Refill Sherry Butt|
Nose: Cured meat aromas are balanced by green apples and autumnal spice.
Palate: Stewed fruit and honeycomb flavours combine with cracked black pepper.
Finish: Full, with lingering bonfire embers