Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 1991 Tasting notes and reviews

Whisky Magazine Recommended

 

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

Rocky Mountain High, Mixo-gastro, India Drinkers' Guide, Four Roses

 

Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 1991

Brand
Gordon & MacPhail
Expression
Caol Ila 1991
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
57.40%
Vintage
1991
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
All good spirit merchants

Martine Nouet

90
Nose
Genuine Caol Ila. Creosote, lobster pot, wet sand. Big thick smoke. White pepper. With water, lime and smoked meat.
Palate
Sweet, despite strength. Lovely malty feel.
Finish
Long, warm, lingering, with lots of liquorice coming through.
Comment
What you nose is what you get. A beautiful uncompromising version of Caol Ila. More enjoyable when neat.

Dave Broom

80
Nose
Smoked ham/salami, then perfumed peat, coal bunker. Like the burnt grass at the edge of a campfire with slightly damp socks drying beside it.
Palate
Dry and sooty offset by a slightly oily texture and sweet soft fruits. Has complexity.
Finish
Short, crisp, smoky. Smoked fish.
Comment
A good example of how peaty drams need a balance of sweetness. Another Caol Ila cracker.
Whisky Magazine Issue 40

Whisky Magazine Issue 40
Whisky in Greece - How whiskey fuelled the Blues - Speyside Festival - Whisky and Coffee - Special Japanese Tastings.

Published June 2004.

Whisky Magazine Recommended

Whisky Magazine

Recommended
Winner

My Whisky
Keep track of how many bottles of this whisky you own or want. This information is viewable by other visitors.

Not a member? Register and login now to add this whisky to your collection or wish list.

Other members

Member Open Closed Empty Wanted

Whisky gift and present finder