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Private Collection Caol Ila 1988 Cognac Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Private Collection Caol Ila 1988 Cognac Finish

Brand
Private Collection
Expression
Caol Ila 1988 Cognac 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

85
Nose
Junipery, but less robustly peaty.
Palate
Much sweeter. Creamy. Oily.
Finish
Juniper and sea-salt in a savoury struggle against gingerbread and quince.
Comment
All the action is in that finish. A clear points victory for the whisky, with brandy going the distance.

Jim Murray

85
Nose
Bolder peat. Sweet enticing.
Palate
Sweet and chewy malt and then an eruption of peat and spice.
Finish
Long and lingering, a simplistic, entirely uncluttered infusion of malt and peat.
Comment
A much truer translation of Caol Ila.
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