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Signatory Caol Ila 1989, Cask Strength Tasting notes and reviews

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Signatory Caol Ila 1989, Cask Strength

Brand
Signatory
Expression
Caol Ila 1989, Cask Strength
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
58.30%
Vintage
1989
Produced at
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co. Ltd. ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.edradour.co.uk
Availability
Limited worldwide

Michael Jackson

80
Nose
Smoky, with hints of oak and sherry.
Palate
Syrupy, surprisingly sweet and nutty, with very late development of appetisingly grassy, peaty, smokiness, slight seaweed and saltiness.
Finish
Long and warming.
Comment
The more typical of the two 1989 versions. For me, classic Caol Ila, with a touch of peat, noses ahead of the fruitier, more sensuous, expression.

Dave Broom

85
Nose
Elegant, powerful and muscular. Stewed pear, cream and dried peel/orange marmalade. Great energy. All the phenolics come from the end of the pier.
Palate
Big and chewy, the smoke acting as a counterpoint to maritime/medicinal notes. Heather perfumed smoke and rich fruit in perfect balance.
Finish
Long and smoky, a touch of Germolene, then almond/cream.
Comment
The biggest and the most complex.
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