Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Caol Ila

1990, Vintage Rum Finish

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 61
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Specifications
Brand: Caol Ila, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1990, Vintage Rum Finish
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2005
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Very plain and very rum-like. Good pungent Jamaican high ester lift, wet cane, pineapple. Lightly oily phenols. Lots of acetone.
Palate: This is all rum and a pretty decent rum at that. Water shows light smoke but it is all to do with wet cane, molasses and punchiness.
Finish: Finally some smoke. Slightly medicinal.
Comment: This is a great drink but seems more like a whisky finished rum than the other way around, so have marked it accordingly.
7.3
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Immediate rum aromas. The ones of a 'grand arôme'
Palate: Sweet at start then very spicy. Cane syrup infused with spices. Touch of eucalyptus.
Finish: Rummy, rummy, rummy.
Comment: Hang on! Is that a single malt with a rum finish or a good rum matured in a bourbon cask? An exemplary phagocytosis or a magical trick. But we wanted whisky!
7.0
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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