Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 2003 from Caol Ila Distillery 55.6%

£96.76

Bottle Size 70cl
Passion for single malt Scotch whisky has been at the heart of our family business for four generations. This range is an ever-changing collection of unique perspectives on distilleries’ own bottlings, non-chill-filtered single cask and small batch expressions bottled at cask strength — exceptional one-offs.
No. of Bottles 279
Alcohol 55.6% ABV
Age 14 Years Old
A big, fruity and smoky dram from Caol Ila, bottled as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range by Gordon & MacPhail. Distilled in 2003 and bottled at about 15 years old in 2018, it's got all the smoky Islay character you'd expect along with a tropical-fruit core and well-balanced peppery spice.
Bottling Year 2018
Vintage Year 2003
Cask Type Refill American Hogshead
Style Single Malt Whisky
Bottler Gordon & MacPhail
Distillery Caol Ila
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Colour/Appearance Gold
Tasting Notes Nose
Sweet, smoky, and salty, reminiscent of honey-glazed dry cured meats, followed by fresh mango, apricot, and banana highlighted with zesty lime and rich vanilla custard.
Palate
Initial sweet honey and vanilla develops into a warming white pepper and dried ginger spiciness. Tropical fruits add a delicious juicy character to the smoky edge.
Finish
Long and smoky with subtle spices and lingering bonfire embers.

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Description

Passion for single malt Scotch whisky has been at the heart of our family business for four generations. This range is an ever-changing collection of unique perspectives on distilleries’ own bottlings, non-chill-filtered single cask and small batch expressions bottled at cask strength — exceptional one-offs.

A big, fruity and smoky dram from Caol Ila, bottled as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range by Gordon & MacPhail. Distilled in 2003 and bottled at about 15 years old in 2018, it’s got all the smoky Islay character you’d expect along with a tropical-fruit core and well-balanced peppery spice.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg