Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Caol Ila

1998, Claret Finish

ABV 40%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1998, Claret 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: Peat, juniper. Fruit skin, or am I being suggestible?
Palate: Very peaty. Some creamy, sweeter, nutty fruitiness coming along behind. Iron.
Finish: Saltiness reasserts the coastal identity.
Comment: The least characterful of the three Caol Ila wood finishes.
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Ripe fruit covers the peat but leaves the vanilla unscathed.
Palate: Unbelievably soft, with a hint of cherry.
Finish: No more than an echo of smoke and spice.
Comment: There are times when whiskies can be just a little too gentle....and this is one.
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Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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