Caol Ila 1993 Murray McDavid
Added on Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008 at 04:35 PM
  Bottler: Murray McDavid
  Age: 14 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1993 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $74 Availability: Specialty Stores
Sherry casks.     1,200 bottles
Tasting notes on bottle state: Burnt orange, apricot, pear, honeysuckle, yellow gorse, raisins, smokey, briney.
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose is the typical Caol Ila smoke (sort of campfire-y wood smoke), plus a strong antiseptic aspect in a way that's unusual for this distillery.  The palate is what the nose advertises -- smokey and very medicinal/antiseptic.  Finish is long, charcoal-y, and still antiseptic.  Not one for novices, I just don't think they'd like it.  Title: "Burning Hospital In a Glass."  You know, a fun burning hospital where nobody gets hurt...    B

Retaste (blind): Nose is interesting, sterile bandages, medicinal.  Palate has a yummy smokey-campfire thing going on, peppery.  The style of smoke plus the pepper made me peg this as Caol Ila.  B   [Always reassuring when notes line up like this!]
 
SC
 
Smokey antiseptic nose.  Pleasant enough taste, but a little one-note.  Average to short finish. 
Dave
 
Sweet sherry and peaty nose with a hot but really easy-drinking palate.  Something of a rubbery glue taste that puts me off slightly.  Long to super long finish...or maybe it was the first dram of the night.....will need to re-taste. 
Chris
 
BBQ ribs, big smoke n' peat, very sweet and very good.  
Mike
 
Nose is paint.  Palate is smoked salmon, nuts and spice.  Finish is bitter dark chocolate and spice.  Like this a lot.  
Andy
 
Frisky, grassy, bitter , and youngish 
JC
 
Very thin and grapey, with a fruit punch finish.
Low viscosity + grape = almost wine? 
Who cares?  Solid stuff. 
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