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Caol Ila 1996 - Cask Strength (Gordon and MacPhail)

(70cl, 59.0%)
Caol Ila 1996 - Cask Strength (Gordon and MacPhail)

Caol Ila 1996 Details

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(Gordon & MacPhail)
Distillation Date
(1996)

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Interesting fact… Caol Ila 1996 - Cask Strength (Gordon and MacPhail) whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Caol Ila 1996 - Cask Strength (Gordon and MacPhail) whiskey, instead of whisky.

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Caol Ila 1996 Bottling Note

Distilled at the Caol Ila distillery in 1996, Gordon and MacPhail matured this in their Elgin-based warehouses in refill sherry casks. The result is a rich, coastal dram, with fruity freshness and smoke.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is quite green and rich with a well-balanced sweetness, counteracted by the elegant Caol-smoke. Notes of dried kelp and tar with a touch of apple peel and underripe fruit. Some notes of barley develop. The palate is rich and quite lively with peppery oak and charred toasted spice. Notes of seaweed and a defined coastal quality with a gentle smoke and chewy, dark peat. The finish is long and smoky with rock salt and tar and cut herbs.

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    Absolute belter

    As a fan of the Islay malts and Caol Isla in particular, this one stands tall among its peers. Close your eyes and you are in a crofters cottage with a peaty fire in your nostrils, yet nothing overpowers the delicate balances. Absolute belter.

    20th January 2012

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