Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Caol Ila

1998, Calvados

ABV 40%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1998, Calvados
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 14
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Apples? Apple skins perhaps.
Palate: Tannin. Apple. Toffee. Vanilla. Sulphur.
Finish: Whisky wins convincingly against the Calvados, but it's still a very interesting struggle.
Comment: The Calvados character is almost overwhelming but Caol Ila comes surging through in the finish.
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Sharp burst of flighty peat, etheric apple based fruitness.
Palate: Lively and fresh.
Finish: Thin despite a hint of spice and surprisingly short for a Caol Ila.
Comment: A highly unusual Caol Ila mysteriously lacking in complexity.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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