Caol Ila - Private Collection Single Cask #4021901 - 1968 50 year old Whisky
70cl | 52.5%
|Series / Description||Private Collection Single Cask #4021901|
|Age||50 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||52.5 %|
|Cask Wood Type||Sherry|
|Bottler||Gordon and MacPhail|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP9805|
A Caol Ila that has never been seen before. The oldest ever release of this well known Islay distillery, coming in at a staggering 50 years old!
Part of Gordon and Macphail's Private Collection range, which feature their oldest and most exceptional casks, this bottle is beautifully presented in decanter and comes with a bespoke veneered wooden gift box.
Distilled in 1968, this single cask release was matured in a refill sherry hogshead and bottled at a cask strength of 52.5%. There are only 199 bottles available worldwide of this release.
Official Tasting Notes:
Aroma - Delicate whisps of peat smoke transforms aromas of honey cured meats and vanilla pods. Notes of fruitcake laden with nuts, raisins and plump sultanas develop. A hint of menthol runs throughout. Undertones of zesty citrus and aromatic lemongrass linger
Taste - A refined single malt, Subtle yet warming spice opens into raspberry, cranberry and baked apple flavours. Thick cut Seville orange marmalade and gentle sherry influences develop with time. Mature oak notes add a drying character.
Finish - A lingering finish of smouldering bonfire embers, entwined with lemon zest and charred oak.
A once in a lifetime whisky.