Caol Ila - 1999 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Range - Islay Malt Whisky



Caol Ila - 1999 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice Range
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Colour: Pale amber.

Tasting notes, undiluted:
Nose: Oily with hints of kippers and creosote. Cereal notes with rounding sweet, medicinal elements.
Palate: Sweet and medicinal with some floral/birch wood flavours. The smoky/peaty notes begin to build up.

With water:
Nose: Earthy with leather and tobacco aromas. Floral and medicinal notes with oily, smoky aromas.
Palate: Medicinal (germolene) with nutty flavours. Subtle fruitiness interlaced with peaty notes.

Body: Complex.
Finish: Slight medicinal edge.
Cask type: Refill Sherry Casks.
Style: A rich and complex expression - full of Islay character but with some subtle elements.

Category(s):     Single Malt Whisky

Producer: Caol Ila
ABV:   43%
Bottler:   Gordon and MacPhail
Brand:   Caol Ila
Country of Origin:   Scotland
Distillery:   Caol Ila
Region:   Islay
Vintage:   1999


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Producer Information

Caol Ila is hidden in a quiet cove near Port Askaig. Many consider this locality to be the wildest and most picturesque of the island. Situated on Loch Nam Ban, the site is ideal thanks to the abundant supply of good water.
Caol Ila (Gaelic for 'the Sound of Islay') was built in 1846 by Hector Henderson - a Glasgow businessman with a keen interest in distilling. Like Bunnahabhain and Bruichladdich, the development of Caol Ila created along with it, a community of its own. Without these distilleries, it is likely that there would have been little sustained human interference in these areas at all.
In 1857 Henderson went out of business and the distillery was purchased by Bulloch Lade & Co. The Distillers Company Limited took over management in 1927. From this date production continued until 1972, when the entire structure of the distillery was demolished. A larger distillery was built in the same original architectural style, and production resumed in 1974.

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