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CAOL ILA 2003 G&M

Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Islay, 70cl, Ref: 19827

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Tasting note

  • Nose : Des arômes de bacon fumé accompagnés de notes de vanille, pomme verte et bananes mûres. La tourbe fait également son apparition.
  • Palate : A la fois douce et fumée avec des arômes de banane, poire et zeste d’orange. Une note de cacao rappelle finalement la chaleur d’un feu de bois.
The brand

The brand

As well as reflecting its smoky, malted barley, Caol Ila is also oily and peaty, with marine and vegetable notes. Its recent official bottlings, which are particularly expressive, have an intense smoky and peaty character with a good balance of saltiness and sweetness. Superb versions of this single malt have also been released by independent bottlers Gordon MacPhail & Signatory Vintage. Caol Ila’s stills, which are large and onion-shaped, have a strong influence on this single malt and give it a fairly light and delicate character. Find out more

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This independent bottler is without a doubt one of the most highly acclaimed in Scotland. It stands out, not for its age (though it is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland), but for its complete mastery of cask ageing. Gordon & MacPhail is the only bottler to have its own casks - carefully chosen for the purpose - filled by the distilleries themselves, instead of simply buying the ones suggested to them by the latter. This allows it to determine, in advance and with great precision, exactly how many years a whisky will need to reach ideal maturation.

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