Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Caol Ila

1988, Sherry Wood Finish

ABV 40%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1988, Sherry Wood Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Sweet. Hard toffee.
Palate: Silky. Starts dry, then nutty and luscious.
Finish: Lingering brown sugar-and-spice finish, with a balancing savoury touch from the salty Sound of Islay.
Comment: Less complex, with the distillery character coming through much more strongly.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: High sherry notes: almond, nut bowl, spice. A clootie dumpling thrown athwart a peat fire.
Palate: Well covered and rich but with great smoky/kippery depth.
Finish: Long nutty/fruity then suddenly dies and a medicinal note comes out.
Comment: The sherry gives roundness but doesn't dominate Caol Ila's characteristic energy.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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