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

70cl | 52.5%

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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
Neck Level Full Level
HTFW Cat. No. LP9805

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.

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.

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