About Caol Ila Whisky Distillery
3 650 000 litres
Port Askaig, Islay, Argyll
Hector Henderson founds Caol Ila.
Henderson, Lamont & Co. is subjected to financial difficulties and Henderson is forced to sell Caol Ila to Norman Buchanan.
Norman Buchanan encounters financial troubles and sells to the blending company Bulloch, Lade & Co. from Glasgow.
The distillery is rebuilt and expanded.
Bulloch, Lade & Co. is liquidated and the distillery is taken over by Caol Ila Distillery.
DCL becomes sole owners.
DCL transfers administration to Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD). The distillery closes.
All the buildings, except for the warehouses, are demolished and rebuilt.
The renovation, which totals £1 million,
Experiments with a completely unpeated malt are performed.
The first official bottlings since Flora & Fauna/Rare Malt appear; 12 years, 18 years and Cask Strength (c. 10 years).
A 25 year old cask strength is released.
A 25 year old Special Release is launched.
Unpeated 8 year old and 1993 Moscatel finish are released.
The second edition of the unpeated 8 year old is released.
The third edition of unpeated 8 year old is released.