Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 1968 from Caol Ila Distillery
Lifestyle Jan 10 2019
With a history of fine whisky-making that dates back more than 170 years, Caol Ila should know a great vintage when they see (and taste) it. Well, this Scottish single malt scotch whisky distillery knows it has a winner in the Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 1968.
Aged in refill Sherry hogshead for 50 years, this dark gold spirit promises one of the richest and most complex flavor profiles in the history of Scotch. Delivering instant subtle warmth and spice, Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 1968 quickly reveals notes of raspberry, cranberry, and sweet baked apple before finishing with a pleasantly dry oakiness.
The oldest whisky ever bottled by Caol Ila, the Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection 1968 is also one of the rarest. The distillery only produced 199 bottles, and each of these hand-blown crystal bottles is sold in its own handmade wooden veneer box.