Gordon & MacPhail

Caol Ila 1981

ABV 62.7%
REVIEWED Issue 6
Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: Caol Ila 1981
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 62.7%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Juniper, seaweed, tobacco.
Palate: Hint of nutty sherry. Leafy, junipery, tobacco-like, long.
Finish: Teasing, appetising, interplay of distillery flavours and sherry.
Comment: A beautifully balanced, rounded, example of this distinctive malt.
8.0
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A measured, almost sulking peatiness breaks through some flat and uninspiring fruity, oaky tones.
Palate: Surging peat and sweet malt are given their usual oily treatment with some extra peppery spices making a change. But the middle seems a little jaded.
Finish: Some flat peatiness flies alongside the oak, too lazy to battle for supremacy.
Comment: Can't put my finger on it: it's okay, but a bit boring and passionless for a Caol Ila.
7.0
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