Caol Ila 1968 50 Year Old, Private Collection 52.5%
One of only 199 bottles available worldwide.
Distilled Thursday 21st March 1968
Bottled Friday 6th July 2018
Cask Number #4021901
Cask Type - Refill Sherry Hogshead
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 entwined with lemon zest and charred oak.