Caol Ila 1990 Murray McDavid
Added on Wednesday, Nov 19, 2008 at 09:21 PM
  Bottler: Murray McDavid
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1990 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 53.90 % Region: Islay
  Price: $140 Availability: Specialty Stores
Bourbon cask, finished in Chateau Haut-Brion casks.    Bottled 2007.    1,546 bottles.
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose of smoke, and very medicinal and antiseptic.  Now the palate -- yum!!  It's like good medicine with a smokey breeze.  There's a flavor in here that actually reminds me of Anbesol.  And there's just enough sweetness to balance the rest out.  Long finish.  If you're a fan of the medicinal thing, this is a must-try.  A-/B+ 
Andy
 

n: lacquer (not misspelled) fumes, cinnamon sticks.  Nice.

 

p:  iodine and charcoal.  Moderately sweet.  Nice.  I like it.

 
Fuji
 

Nose of burnt caramel, polished wood and sweet fruit marmalades all wrapped in smoky iodine.  The palate follows suit with dark notes mixed in with sweet fruits and a black coffee finish. 

 
Ries
 

n: peat and smoke with dark red fruits, and dry leather. Melon and salt, sea brine character.

 

t: tangy sea salt, tobacco, smoke from burnt leather and newsprint, and grapefruit. Burnt wheat toast with a touch of marmite. I really like the unique and intense flavours in this one.

 

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