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Caol Ila 8yo 2000/2008

(46%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon / Ridge Zinfandel, 3000 Bts.)
Average Score: 67
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryCaol Ila
BottlerMurray McDavid
Brand NameCaol Ila
Year Distilled2000
Year Bottled2008
Alcohol By Volume46%
Other DetailsBourbon / Ridge Zinfandel
Bottles3000
Issued2008
Average Score67


Maniac Ratings
Oliver Klimek71


Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood62


Tasting Notes
Oliver KlimekColour: Dark reddish amber - Nose: Bacon, cherries, red and black currant. - Palate: Slightly bitter peat, mixed red fruit, hints of nutmeg. - Finish: Long, fruity and slightly bitter. - Overall: Zinfandel running amok. The heavy finish even manages to overpower the peatiness of a young Caol Ila. If you like smoky Cassis, you must buy this bottle. I don't.