Caol Ila 1990 Murray McDavid Mission
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
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+ 

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


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


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. 


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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