Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Mark & Manny's Malts (MMM)
Bottling serie
The Animal Series
Stated Age
09 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
The Elephant
Added on
03 Nov 2016 1:09 pm by markjedi1
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

3 × in wishlist

15 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2006 MMM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.62 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Clean peatsmoke, some vanilla and honey. a bit of a young smokey spirit whiff

    Taste: clearly a youngish Caol Ila, good stuff.

    Finish: quite long and clean. 
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, seaweed, salty, white fruit, slightly medicinal
    • Taste
      Oily, peat smoke, coastal notes, fruity (citrus, limes), pepper, liquorice
    • Finish
      Medium long, smoky, salty, sweet

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Phoe what a pouwer ! 
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      68 68
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      71 71

  7. Goldenwhiskycave scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    with high alcohol content, a powerful whisky with a soft taste a drop of water may but certainly not necessary gives more fruity feeling and more spicy taste
    • Nose
      spicy and fruity with a soft smoke
    • Taste
      strong, sweet full flavor, oil like
    • Finish
      long, powerful aftertaste

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    High Five!

    MMM - short for Mark & Manny's Malts - launched their fourth and final bottling in the Animal Series. It was dubbed The Elephant because this Caol Ila truly is a mighty animal with its cask strength of 59,8% AB. Imanuel and I are quite happy with the discovery (and acquisition!) of this cask. You should have seen our faces when we first tried it. Without a word we looked at each other and immediately had a big smile on our faces. 'Sold!' we shouted in unison, followed by a huge guffaw and a high five.

    Typical Caol Ila nose, just the way I like it. Maritime elements on the one hand (think seaweeds, stockfish, rocky coast), white fruit on the other (mostly apples and lemon). A hint of sweet vanilla and a little bit of pepper from the bourbon cask. Nice smokiness with ashes and even a bit medicinal. Think bandages. Lastly, some grassy notes. I love it!

    It is very clean and wonderfully oily. Immediately it fills the mouth with salted lime juice (What? Yup!), a grand smokiness, warm pepper and a lovely sweet element. Ginger, liquorices, vanilla - it all fits hand in glove. Water it totally unnecessary (I even recommend not to dilute it).

    Lovely long finish in which the smokiness even increases. At the death, salt and sweetness go head to head again, but it is the smoke that lingers the longest.

    Yes, this is what you would call textbook Caol Ila, but very powerful. This is the 70th Cao Ila that I try. What a blast. We are very proud of this one. High five!


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