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Connoisseur's Choice Caol Ila 1988 Tasting notes and reviews

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Connoisseur's Choice Caol Ila 1988

Brand
Connoisseur's Choice
Expression
Caol Ila 1988
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.co.uk
Availability
Worldwide

Michael Jackson

80
Nose
Dry. Junipery.
Palate
Flowery, creamy. Berry fruits. In the background, a cucumber-like vegetal character.
Finish
Very mild, but some leafy, herbal, dryness and late salt. Very long.
Comment
Caol Ila can be a little gin-like. This bottling could be served like a Pimms. Mind you, no gin has such a long finish.

Dave Broom

72
Nose
Fragrant peat with a kumquat lift and a slightly bitter edge. Medicinal with a touch of beach bonfire, fishing nets. Light and straightforward.
Palate
Bone-dry it starts with crisp malt, then dry smoke. A slightly perfumed quality. Gentle.
Finish
Smouldering and dry.
Comment
A good attractive introduction.
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