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
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!]
Smokey antiseptic nose.  Pleasant enough taste, but a little one-note.  Average to short finish. 
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. 
BBQ ribs, big smoke n' peat, very sweet and very good.  
Nose is paint.  Palate is smoked salmon, nuts and spice.  Finish is bitter dark chocolate and spice.  Like this a lot.  
Frisky, grassy, bitter , and youngish 
Very thin and grapey, with a fruit punch finish.
Low viscosity + grape = almost wine? 
Who cares?  Solid stuff. 
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