70cl // 40% ABV
This Private Collection Caol Ila 11 Year Old is a rare and exclusive bottling from the Directors of Gordon & Machphail’s private collection. This one has been finished in Calvados Wood, it was distilled on 26th October 1988 and bottled in August 2000 producing 2400 bottles from Cask number 97/404 1,2.
Bottle # 0774/2400
Nose: Apples? Apple skins perhaps.
Palate: Tannin. Apple. Toffee. Vanilla. Sulphur.
Finish: Whisky wins convincingly against the Calvados, but it’s still a very interesting struggle.
Comment: The Calvados character is almost overwhelming but Caol Ila comes surging through in the finish.