Mackillop's Choice (distilled at Caol Ila), 15 year old, 1990 vintage, 43%
Price: $75.00 ● Issue: Summer 2006 ● Reviewer: John Hansell
Fresh and quite aromatic. Nice interplay between soothing malty sweetness and honest “naked” Caol Ila notes (in the sense that all the classic Caol Ila flavors are exposed-leafy smoke, tarry rope, salt & pepper spice, seaweed, and olive). An evolving whisky, with a phenolic, briny crescendo that lingers. Nicely done.