Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Caol Ila

1990, Port Wood Finish

ABV 40%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1990, Port 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
Editor's Choice
Issue 35
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Dry, fruity, salty.
Palate: Instant salt and pepper, against firm, hard toffee, malt background.
Finish: The Port arrives late. Fruity and winey. It struggles with the junipery, orris-like, characteristics of Caol Ila.
Comment: No contest, the Inner Hebrides quickly overwhelms the Duoro.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Charred, smoky notes: smoked meat, hot dry bracken, redcurrant and haddock. Sweet lift.
Palate: Good attack. The sweet fruit sits on the tongue, the smoke hanging above. A hint of berry fruits before the smoky bacon returns.
Finish: Long. Smokehouse. Subtle sweetness.
Comment: This works. The Port gives a new spin to the distillery character without swamping it.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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