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Dramfool Middle Cut Caol Ila 15 Year Old

Sale price£124.95
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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Dramfool

Founder: Bruce Farquhar

Range: Middle Cut

Distillery: Caol Ila

Age: 15 years old

Distilled: 04/07/2008

Bottled: 11/07/2023

Region: Islay, Scotland

Spirit: Single malt scotch

Cask Type: Two year finish in a red wine barrique

Cask Ref: 313320

Alcohol by Volume: Cask strength at 58.3%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 207 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Caol Ila 15 Year Old Tasting Notes

Colour: 19 Carat Gold!

Aromas: Beautiful opening on a smokey marine combination of peat, seaweed & charred oak from the Bourbon barrels which work in harmony with the wine influence. Underneath it all lies a briny sea breeze and this allows the red wine to add a halo of red fruits without detracting from the smokey peat influence. A dash of water is required to fully and truly experience the taste!

Taste: It’s an absolute delight. All the aromatics can be found on the palate, particularly the red wine which calms the peat fire influence. While very potent this Islay gem walks a different path. A fruitier more grainy taste which makes the flavours from the malted barley uphold its Islay heritage despite the high alcohol. The wine flavour is working well giving this spirit a DNA that is seldom experienced.

About this Dramfool Middle Cut release

As part of Dramfool's inaugural release of Middle Cut, they're released this single cask 15 year old Caol Ila distilled on 4th July 2008 (a perfect dram to celebrate Independence Day, if it lasts that long in the cupboard!). It was matured for 13 years in a bourbon barrel before being transferred into a fresh refill Bordeaux red wine barrique filed within days of being emptied for bottling as an unpeated release in Dramfool's Jim McEwan Signature collection release #1. Finished for over two years adding a balance of fruit and flavour, when a cask is that impressive why not use it twice!

The Dramfool mantra of ‘only bottling whisky we like sits deeply at the core of all they do. Inspired by generations of distillers who create this remarkable drink, who choose the right cut of spirit that eventually becomes the whisky we enjoy and discard the others they strive to do the same.

Dramfool Middle Cut Caol Ila 15 Year Old
Dramfool Middle Cut Caol Ila 15 Year Old Sale price£124.95
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Bruce Farquhar, Founder of Dramfool

Meet The Founder

Bruce Farquhar

Bruce founded Dramfool in 2015 Bruce and has been bottling single cask whisky ever since. His passion for top whisky has taken him all over Europe and as far as Japan hosting tastings and spreading the word of Dramfool. His motto that ‘I only bottle whisky that I like’ does not waver. Bruce won’t offer a whisky for sale unless he feels it meets his standards. This has led to consistently high reviews from connoisseur drinkers and industry specialists alike.