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Private Collection Caol Ila 1990 Demerara Rum Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Private Collection Caol Ila 1990 Demerara Rum Finish

Brand
Private Collection
Expression
Caol Ila 1990 Demerara Rum Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
45.00%
Vintage
1990
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
Specialist Retailers Worldwide

Martine Nouet

77
Nose
Créosote, straw in a cowshed. Moss, damp fence. Opens up on sweeter notes. Hint of demerara sugar.
Palate
Flowing nicely on the tongue. Fresh, appetising. A good mix of sweet maltiness and smoky dryness. Touch of ginger.
Finish
Dry. Lingering smoke. Liquorice.
Comment
A bit puzzling at start. Seems somewhat austere and restrained. Then releases sweet notes. Is it an effect of the rum finish?

Dave Broom

77
Nose
Smoky and very fruity. Welly boots and mango. Lanolin and banana split. Water tames the ripe fruits and brings out a briny manzanilla like character. Green olive.
Palate
Rooty smoke tongue coating. Water helps this smoothing all the elements out. Fruit salad on an Islay beach.
Finish
Has that mellow slightly decayed vegetation note of a good Guyanese rum.
Comment
Islay moved to the tropics.
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