G&M Connoisseurs Choice Caol Ila 2009 13yo Sassicaia Cask Finish 45% 70cl
G&M Connoisseurs Choice Caol Ila 2009 13yo Sassicaia Cask Finish 45% 70cl

Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

G&M Connoisseurs Choice Caol Ila 2009 13yo Sassicaia Cask Finish 45% 70cl

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    New make heavily peated spirit from the considerable Caol Ila distillery on the isle of Islay was entrusted to Gordon & MacPhail in 2009 and matured in refill ex-Bourbon barrels for 11 years, before transferring to 5 casks that had previously held Sassicaia red wine - a Super Tuscan known for big, bold flavours.

    For 2 years the whisky drew out the red berry and dark spice notes from the wine casks before a total of 3,550 bottles were disgorged in November 2022. The end result is an incredibly complex whisky that maintains the intense smokiness of Caol Ila alongside distinct forest fruit tones - almost as if someone has charred a Black Forest Gateau. It's a wonderful whisky, warming and full, and exemplifies the skill of the G&M in maturation.

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