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Caol Ila 2004 (bottled 2016) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

(70cl, 46%)

Caol Ila 2004 (bottled 2016) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

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Caol Ila '04 Connoisseurs Bottling Note

An indie Islay from Gordon & MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range here - it's a 2004 vintage single malt from the Caol Ila distillery, bottled in 2016 at 46% ABV.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Robust smoke, with a touch of cured meats hidden deeper within. Light caramel glaze.

Palate: Still smoky and rich, though helpings of orchard fruit and lime peel develop.

Finish: Hints of ash. Fresh mango and green apple.

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Caol Ila 2004 (bottled 2016) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail) Reviews

Caol Ila to the Core -- All the Good Stuff but a Touch Lighter

This shouldn't be a surprise but it's almost indistinguishable from the Caol Ila OB 12. Tried it with several folks and they got confused between the two. It is, however, a bit lighter on the nose and palate -- a little more grassy comes through perhaps. But the finish is indistinguishable. While some folks have found some of the 12 to be thin, my sample was not. To me, the best way to compare this to the 12 would be to say that it is a bit lighter and with perhaps a touch more fruit. Unless you wish to be bowled over by peat and smoke, this was for me utterly lovely. A easy drinking Islay. Recommended and quite reasonable for the price.

24th October 2017

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