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Discovery - Caol Ila 13 Year Old (Smoky)

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Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 43% / 70cl


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    Introducing the Caol Ila 13 Year Old (Smoky) from the Discovery collection by Gordon & MacPhail. This exquisite single malt whisky is the perfect introduction to the renowned portfolio of Gordon & MacPhail. Crafted with precision and expertise, this expression belongs to the distinctive "Smoky" flavor profile, offering a unique and captivating tasting experience.

    Immerse yourself in a sensory journey as you discover the enticing aromas of sweet vanilla, ripe fleshy apple, and luscious apricot, beautifully intertwined with hints of dry-cured meat and the distinct essence of peat smoke.

    With every sip, you'll be transported to a world of delicate white fruit, indulgent sponge cake, tangy lemon, wholesome oatcakes, and a subtle touch of smoky cheese. The flavor profile of this Caol Ila 13 Year Old (Smoky) is a harmonious symphony of tastes that will awaken your palate and leave you craving for more.

    The finish is truly remarkable, leaving a long-lasting impression of sweetness and smokiness on the palate, providing a memorable conclusion to your whisky tasting experience. Each sip is a journey in itself, as the flavors dance on your tongue and linger, inviting you to savor every moment.

    Whether you're a seasoned whisky connoisseur or an adventurous enthusiast, the Caol Ila 13 Year Old (Smoky) is a must-have addition to your collection. Explore the depths of flavor and character with this exceptional single malt whisky, and embark on a journey that will awaken your senses and leave you craving for more. Elevate your whisky tasting experience with Caol Ila 13 Year Old (Smoky) and discover a whole new world of flavor.

    Tasting Note by Gordon & MacPhail: 
    Nose: The aroma opens with the enticing presence of sweet vanilla, ripe fleshy apple, and luscious apricot, intertwined with hints of dry-cured meat and the distinct essence of peat smoke.
    Palate: On the palate, you'll discover flavors reminiscent of delicate white fruit, indulgent sponge cake, tangy lemon, wholesome oatcakes, and a subtle touch of smoky cheese.
    Finish: The finish is long-lasting, leaving a satisfying combination of sweetness and smokiness on the palate, providing a memorable conclusion to the tasting experience.


    • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    • Region: Islay
    • Country: Scotland
    • Brand/Distillery: Caol Ila
    • Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon Cask
    • Age: 13 Year Old
    • Volume: 70cl
    • ABV: 43%
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    Gordon & MacPhail Distillery: Custodians of Scotch Whisky Excellence

    Gordon & MacPhail Distillery, though not a traditional distillery in itself, holds a special place in the world of Scotch whisky as one of Scotland's most esteemed independent bottlers and maturation experts. Founded in 1895 in Elgin, Speyside, the company has been a custodian of whisky excellence for over a century. Gordon & MacPhail is renowned for its meticulous cask selection and aging process, which allows them to create a diverse range of single malt expressions that showcase the character of various distilleries. The distillery takes pride in nurturing the spirit during maturation, ensuring that each whisky reaches its full potential before bottling. Each bottle of Gordon & MacPhail whisky is a testament to the company's commitment to preserving the essence of Scotland's finest distilleries and sharing their passion for whisky with enthusiasts around the globe.

    The Unique Art of Cask Selection at Gordon & MacPhail Distillery

    What sets Gordon & MacPhail Distillery apart and makes it truly unique is its expertise in cask selection and maturation. As an independent bottler, the company collaborates closely with numerous distilleries across Scotland, handpicking casks to be filled with new-make spirit. Their expertise lies in identifying the ideal cask for each whisky, ensuring that the spirit and the wood interact harmoniously to develop distinct and captivating flavors. Gordon & MacPhail's long-standing relationships with distilleries and their dedication to aging whisky to perfection set them apart as pioneers in the art of cask selection. The company's extensive collection of matured whiskies includes vintages dating back several decades, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to taste the evolution of their favorite distilleries. Gordon & MacPhail Distillery's unwavering commitment to excellence and their role as guardians of Scotland's whisky heritage make them a cherished name among whisky connoisseurs seeking the finest expressions the country has to offer.

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