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Mackillop's Choice Caol Ila 1989, Cask 3322 Tasting notes and reviews

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Mackillop's Choice Caol Ila 1989, Cask 3322

Brand
Mackillop's Choice
Expression
Caol Ila 1989, Cask 3322
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
57.70%
Vintage
1989
Produced at
Angus Dundee ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.mackillopschoice.com
Availability
Worldwide

Michael Jackson

77
Nose
Lightly dry. Vegetal. Slight sulphur.
Palate
Lightly oily. Cereal grain. Leafy. Then late, very distinctive, fruitiness.
Finish
Big and peppery.
Comment
If Caol Ila can evoke the aroma and flavour of junipers, perhaps it can also suggest olive oil, vine leaves, couscous, baked aubergines. I have had great martinis in Tangier. Next time, a Caol Ila Sour?

Dave Broom

80
Nose
Vanilla and soft fruit, then charred notes: smoky wood, singed heather, and a sulphury/burnt match heads note.
Palate
Powerful, medicinal and very smoky. It fills the mouth well, the light creaminess just about binding the prickly heathery/seaweedy smoke together.
Finish
Big and long.
Comment
The smokiest of the bunch. A big boy.
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