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Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 1981 Tasting notes and reviews

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Gordon & MacPhail Caol Ila 1981

Brand
Gordon & MacPhail
Expression
Caol Ila 1981
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
62.70%
Vintage
1981
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
UK, Europe and selected others

Michael Jackson

80
Nose
Juniper, seaweed, tobacco.
Palate
Hint of nutty sherry. Leafy, junipery, tobacco-like, long.
Finish
Teasing, appetising, interplay of distillery flavours and sherry.
Comment
A beautifully balanced, rounded, example of this distinctive malt.

Jim Murray

70
Nose
A measured, almost sulking peatiness breaks through some flat and uninspiring fruity, oaky tones.
Palate
Surging peat and sweet malt are given their usual oily treatment with some extra peppery spices making a change. But the middle seems a little jaded.
Finish
Some flat peatiness flies alongside the oak, too lazy to battle for supremacy.
Comment
Can't put my finger on it: it's okay, but a bit boring and passionless for a Caol Ila.
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