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Murray McDavid Caol Ila 8 Year Old Tokaji Wine Cask

Sale price£74.95
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Key Facts About This Single Malt Scotch

Bottler: Murray McDavid

Range: Benchmark, UK Exclusive

Distillery: Caol Ila

Age: 8 years old

Distilled: 2014

Bottled: 2023

Region: Islay, Scotland

Spirit: Single malt scotch whisky

Cask Type: Tokaji wine cask finish

Alcohol by Volume: 56.4%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 183 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Caol Ila 8 Year Old Tasting Notes

Nose: BBQ apricot, smoky floral honey.

Palate: Grilled peach, tropical peated malt.

Finish: Gentle orchard fruits, warm embers.

About this Murray McDavid whisky

Built in 1846, Caol Ila Distillery produce a highly prized peated whisky and is Murray McDavid’s main supply from the Isle of Islay. This superb whisky has been achieved by filling the peated malt into an unusually sized 130-litre Tokaji dessert wine cask. After 18 months of additional maturation, the exceptional integration and balance of the raw peat and elegance of the sweet Hungarian oak is an absolute triumph.

Murray McDavid Caol Ila 8 Year Old Tokaji Wine Cask
Murray McDavid Caol Ila 8 Year Old Tokaji Wine Cask Sale price£74.95
Murray McDavid Whisky
Dean Jode, Whiskymaker at Murray McDavid

Meet The Whiskymaker

Dean Jode

Dean Jode is Head of Whisky Creations at Murray McDavid. Dean usually starts with single cask whiskies that have been filled into refill casks. He believes the oak cask is the most important factor when creating exceptionally balanced and delicious whisky. So a big part of Dean’s job is searching for the very best quality casks from around the world to re-rack whiskies into.

Dean builds relationships with fellow producers of exceptional drinks by importing their freshly emptied casks for the additional maturation of our ever-growing inventory of Scotch whisky. Using these casks fresh is of key importance. This is where Dean creates not only beautiful spirit colour but more importantly enriches the spirit’s character to create a dram with an exceptional depth of flavour.

Within the traditional whisky warehouses at Coleburn, Dean monitors each and every cask to capture the perfect moment when the nature of the cask has perfectly intertwined with its resting spirit.