Murray McDavid

Caol Ila


ABV 62.7%
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Brand: Caol Ila, Murray McDavid
Expression: 1989
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 62.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Classic and quite unmistakable Caol Ila with its ultra-clean, delightfully oily gristy peatiness.
Palate: Malt-sweet at first and them an intense build-up of clean, uncomplex peat. Chewy and fat.
Finish: Long, sweet and gristy with just a gentle oak follow through.
Comment: Caol Ila is not renowned for its complexity but this is as good as it gets at what its best at: offering big peat in a sweet, oily manner. Excellent.
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Light peat and iodine.
Palate: Junipery. Interplay of stemmy dryness and sweetness.
Finish: Tobacco-like.
Comment: On the light side, but with some delicacy and complexity.
Visit the distillery
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay , Islay, Scotland
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