Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Caol Ila

1988, Cognac Finish

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 14
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1988, Cognac Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Bolder peat. Sweet enticing.
Palate: Sweet and chewy malt and then an eruption of peat and spice.
Finish: Long and lingering, a simplistic, entirely uncluttered infusion of malt and peat.
Comment: A much truer translation of Caol Ila.
8.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Junipery, but less robustly peaty.
Palate: Much sweeter. Creamy. Oily.
Finish: Juniper and sea-salt in a savoury struggle against gingerbread and quince.
Comment: All the action is in that finish. A clear points victory for the whisky, with brandy going the distance.
8.5
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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