Gordon & MacPhail

10 Years Old (bottled for The Whisky Shop Dufftown)

ABV 57.9%
REVIEWED Issue 143
Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 10 Years Old (bottled for The Whisky Shop Dufftown)
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 57.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 143
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Smoke with damson and chocolate. Red onion chutney. Water makes it creamier, with jam tarts, mixed peel, glacé cherries.
Palate: Brilliant texture. Hedgerow fruits, redcurrants, maple syrup, a touch of sloe gin. Water makes it sing. Strawberry jam on toast, Chinese Five Spice, cloves and tobacco.
Finish: Hot, good mouth- feel. Autumn fruits.
Comment: Crazy good. Smokier that Volkswagen emissions tests. Outrageously flavoursome whilst impressively balanced.
9.1
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Nuts and brown butter sauce. Cooked figs. Creosote. Wet tarmac. Burnt caramel. Orange wheels. Forest floor.
Palate: Thick, dark, burning oil field smoke. Sticky pine resin and satsuma peel. A mocha with shots of toffee and hazelnut syrups, topped with cream.
Finish: Long, with plenty more of that sweet mocha, then some milk chocolate right at the end.
Comment: Bold, sweet and smoky. With added rocks.
8.3
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