Caol Ila 7-Year 2007 Gordon & MacPhail

Caol Ila 7 G&M

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Caol Ila / Bottled Gordon & Macphail (Binnys)

Region: Islay

60.3% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Aged For: 7 Years (2007 Distillation)

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Light gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Fresh coastal peat, citrus, honeycomb, toasted bread, cocoa powder

Mouthfeel: Oily, full bodied

Palate/Taste: Starts as a buttery vanilla, shifting over time to cocoa with chili powder. A bit of tropical fruit.

Finish: Warm, with an intense smokiness. Pepper and an aftertaste of honeycomb.

Thoughts: Much better than the OB 12 year bottling, the rich body and wave of flavors were excellent.

Score: 84 out of 100

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