Gordon & MacPhail

Caol Ila

1991

ABV 57.4%
REVIEWED Issue 40
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1991
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 57.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Awards
Recommended
Issue 40
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Genuine Caol Ila. Creosote, lobster pot, wet sand. Big thick smoke. White pepper. With water, lime and smoked meat.
Palate: Sweet, despite strength. Lovely malty feel.
Finish: Long, warm, lingering, with lots of liquorice coming through.
Comment: What you nose is what you get. A beautiful uncompromising version of Caol Ila. More enjoyable when neat.
9.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Smoked ham/salami, then perfumed peat, coal bunker. Like the burnt grass at the edge of a campfire with slightly damp socks drying beside it.
Palate: Dry and sooty offset by a slightly oily texture and sweet soft fruits. Has complexity.
Finish: Short, crisp, smoky. Smoked fish.
Comment: A good example of how peaty drams need a balance of sweetness. Another Caol Ila cracker.
8.0
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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