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Murray McDavid Caol Ila 1989 Tasting notes and reviews

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Murray McDavid Caol Ila 1989

Brand
Murray McDavid
Expression
Caol Ila 1989
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
62.70%
Vintage
1989
Produced at
Murray McDavid ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.murray-mcdavid.com
Availability
Worldwide

Michael Jackson

75
Nose
Light peat and iodine.
Palate
Junipery. Interplay of stemmy dryness and sweetness.
Finish
Tobacco-like.
Comment
On the light side, but with some delicacy and complexity.

Jim Murray

85
Nose
Classic and quite unmistakable Caol Ila with its ultra-clean, delightfully oily gristy peatiness.
Palate
Malt-sweet at first and them an intense build-up of clean, uncomplex peat. Chewy and fat.
Finish
Long, sweet and gristy with just a gentle oak follow through.
Comment
Caol Ila is not renowned for its complexity but this is as good as it gets at what its best at: offering big peat in a sweet, oily manner. Excellent.
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