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Caol Ila 50 Year Old - 1968 | Cask 4021901 | Private Collection

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Distilled in 1968 this luxurious 50 year old Islay single malt Scotch whisky is said to be the oldest Caol Ila ever bottled! Distilled 21st March 1968, this incredible malt spent it's entire life slowly maturing in a refill sherry hogshead! Bottled Friday 6th July 2018 and released by Gordon & MacPhail as part of the Private Collection range. Only 199 bottles have been filled at cask strength, 52.5% vol.

Distillery

Caol Ila

Age

50

Vintage

1968

Region

Islay

ABV (Strength)

52.5

Bottling Date

2018

Cask Type

Refill Sherry Hogshead

Cask Number

Single Cask 4021901

Bottle Size

70cl

Cask Strength

Yes

No. of Bottles

199

Series

Private Collection

Style

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottler

Gordon & MacPhail

Country

Scotland

Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes

Caol Ila 50 Year Old - 1968 Private Collection | Tasting Notes

Colour: Dark gold.

Aroma: Delicate wisps 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 sweet baked apple flavours. Thick cut seville orange marmalade and gentle sherry influences develop with time. Mature oak notes add a slightly drying character.

Finish: A lingering finish of smouldering bonfire embers linger entwined with lemon zest and charred oak.

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