Caol Ila 1991 Murray McDavid
Added on Saturday, Sep 15, 2012 at 11:11 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 19 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1991 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 51.50 % Region: Islay
  Price: $105 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled 2010     Bourbon/Sauternes     306 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose of nice, sweet smokey bacon. The campfirey Caol Ila aspects are here and dominate, along with something like sulfur but not -- burnt leather maybe.
 
Hmm, palate is nothing to shout about here and it does seem a bit "repaired." Medium-to-rather sweet with bacony smoke. The Sauternes sweetness does come forward, especially in the finish for a lingering moment... not in a particularly impressive way, though.
 
Flawed, but worth trying and enjoyable.
 
Ries
 

n: very sweet smelling of raspberry jam on wheat toast. Caramel with a hint of smoked sea salt. Quite a lot of red berries in brine and struck matchsticks.

 

t: very sweet and fruity like red kool-aid with vanilla wax and ash. Sauternes finishing overpowers the usual Islay characterisitcs of the whisky. The smoke and sea salt start to show in the middle, but stays red berry sweet throughout. 

 

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