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Private Collection Caol Ila 1988 Sherry Wood Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Private Collection Caol Ila 1988 Sherry Wood Finish

Brand
Private Collection
Expression
Caol Ila 1988 Sherry Wood Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
Limited worldwide

Michael Jackson

80
Nose
Sweet. Hard toffee.
Palate
Silky. Starts dry, then nutty and luscious.
Finish
Lingering brown sugar-and-spice finish, with a balancing savoury touch from the salty Sound of Islay.
Comment
Less complex, with the distillery character coming through much more strongly.

Dave Broom

72
Nose
High sherry notes: almond, nut bowl, spice. A clootie dumpling thrown athwart a peat fire.
Palate
Well covered and rich but with great smoky/kippery depth.
Finish
Long nutty/fruity then suddenly dies and a medicinal note comes out.
Comment
The sherry gives roundness but doesn't dominate Caol Ila's characteristic energy.
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