Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Caol Ila Distillery

1997, Hermitage Finish

ABV: 45%

Age: No age statement Years Old

Year Bottled: 2012

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

Bottling: Gordon & MacPhail

Overall
Score

7.0

Tasting Notes

Nose

A charred/smoky/liquorice note to open with followed by sweet concentrated hedgerow fruits. A little rubbery with water suggesting the distillate was not fully matured.

Palate

Firm, with some wet wool. All in all, quite grippy, suggestive of double wooding. The fruits which are there on the nose are encased.

Finish

Rhubarb, a little bitter.

Comment

For me the finishing element has just been just a little overdone.

Taster Score
7.1

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