Caol Ila - 1996 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength RangeIslay Malt Whisky
Aroma without water: Sweet and smoky notes - sweet cured ham. Some subtle tar notes linger with a hint of Sherry.
Taste without water: Initially mouth warming with a peppery edge. Some Sherry and rich dark chocolate influences are present. A vanilla note emerges and lingers.
Aroma with water: Sherry influences initially with a hint of sweet cured ham and some light ash notes. Tropical fruits emerges - kiwi and pineapple.
Taste with water: A subtle peppery edge, more balanced with a subtle hint of ash and smoke. A dark chocolate note emerges.