Caol Ila - Private Collection Single Cask #4021901 - 1968 50 year old

70cl / 700ml / 52.5%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Caol Ila
Series / Description
Private Collection Single Cask #4021901
Vintage
1968
Year Bottled
2018
Age
50 year old
Alcohol ABV
52.5%
Cask Strength
Yes
Cask Wood Type
Sherry
Cask Number
4021901
Single Cask
Yes
Number Bottled
199
Packaging
Wooden Box
Bottler
Gordon and MacPhail
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Decanter
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP9805
£7,999.95

Availability: In stock

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Product Description

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.

Suppliers 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.