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Private Collection Caol Ila 1969 Tasting notes and reviews

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Private Collection Caol Ila 1969

Brand
Private Collection
Expression
Caol Ila 1969
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
45.00%
Vintage
1969
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
Worldwide

Michael Jackson

77
Nose
Honey. Syrup. Figs. Dry spiciness. Slightly medicinal.
Palate
Astonishingly fig-like. Earthy. Dusty.
Finish
Tastes stronger than the claimed 45%. Restorative.
Comment
After a few of these, the rebel leader (played by Anthony Quinn) toasts freedom, and we start firing our carbines in the air.

Dave Broom

87
Nose
Obviously old: concentrated rancio/balsamic notes, wild mushroom liquor. Fragrant smoke, coffee grounds, arbroath smoke, amontillado.
Palate
An intriguing and complex mix of dried fruits, oak, wet coal, fish oils.
Finish
Long oaky, rancio.
Comment
Do NOT add water. Remarkable for its age.
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