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Caol Ila

Caol Ila was founded to the North of Islay in 1846 by the pleasingly-named Hector Henderson. It is located near Port Askaig and sits in lush, floral surroundings, overlooking the cove and the Paps of southern Jura. The distillery draws its water from Loch Nam Ban, whose waters travel through limestone and peat before reaching their beneficiary, Caol Ila.

The whisky distillery was sold to Norman Buchanan in 1852 and then, following monetary hardship, to the Glasgow-based blenders Bulloch, Lade and Co who renovated the buildings in 1879. Following liquidation, Distillers Company Ltd acquired Caol Ila and the distillery was subsequently transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers. The capacity is moderate at 3.65 million litres annually, the majority of which is used in Johnnie Walker blends. Just 5% is kept for maturation as single malt.

From 1999, unpeated single malts have been experimented with and in 2006 the first unpeated bottling was released in the form of an eight year-old. Caol Ila, whose name derives from the Gaelic for ‘Sound of Islay’, has been included in the Diageo Classic Malts range, exhibiting twelve and eighteen year-old expressions as well as a Moscatel-finished Distillers Edition. Independent bottlings can also be found.

Caol Ila 12 Year Old

70cl, 43%

This 12 year old is the entry level bottling from the Caol Ila distillery, launched in June of 2002 this expression is light and fresh with that distinctive Caol Ila smoke.  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old
144
$43.35
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Caol Ila Moch

70cl, 43%

Moch is Gaelic for dawn, and this release from Caol Ila is an altogether lighter prospect than the distillery's excellent 12 year old standard expression.  More info

Caol Ila Moch
13
$60.95

Smoky Scot

70cl, 46%

Smoky Scot is (surprise, surprise!) a heavily peated single malt, produced at the Caol Ila distillery. It was matured in bourbon oak casks for five years before being bottled at 46% ABV by Aceo.…  More info

Smoky Scot
2
$42.54

Caol Ila 2008 (bottled 2020) Moscatel Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

70cl, 43%

It's another marvellous Moscatel-cask-finished Caol Ila here from the Distillers Edition series! This particular edition was distilled back in 2008, and bottled in 2020 following the aforementioned…  More info

Caol Ila 2008 (bottled 2020) Moscatel Cask Finish - Distillers Edition
$80.96

Caol Ila 9 Year Old 2011 (casks 303558, 303559 & 312141) - Small Batch (James Eadie)

70cl, 46%

Indie Caol Ila from James Eadie, distilled in 2011 and rested in a trio of casks (made up of re-charred and refill hogsheads) for nine years. It was bottled for the Small Batch series, with an…  More info

Caol Ila 9 Year Old 2011 (casks 303558, 303559 & 312141) - Small Batch (James Eadie)
$49.28

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2012 (cask 14717) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A peaty treat here – independently bottled single malt from the Caol Ila Distillery on Islay! This one was aged in a refill hogshead for eight years, from November 2012 to March 2021, when it was…  More info

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2012 (cask 14717) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$63.60

Caol Ila 26 Year Old 1991 (cask 4678) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 50.4%

A Caol Ila 26 Year Old is not be ignored at the best of times. A single cask, non-chill filtered and cask strength (50.4% ABV) Caol Ila 26 Year Old bottled for the Mackillop's Choice series should…  More info

Caol Ila 26 Year Old 1991 (cask 4678) - Mackillop's Choice
$364.61

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2010 (casks 324048 & 324051) - Signatory

70cl, 43%

A wonderful Islay single malt, distilled at Caol Ila in December 2010 and matured in a pair of hogshead casks. After 10 years of maturation, the whisky was bottled in June 2021 by indie bottling…  More info

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2010 (casks 324048 & 324051) - Signatory
$49.71

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2010 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

10 year old single malt from the Caol Ila Distillery, which has been independently bottled by Langside as part of the Hepburn's Choice range. It was distilled in 2010 and left to mature in a pair of…  More info

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2010 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$80.96

Caol Ila 13 Year Old 2007 (cask CM269) - The Golden Cask (House of Macduff)

70cl, 57.3%

A cracking Caol Ila here, independently bottled by House of Macduff. It was distilled on Islay back in December 2007, and aged in a bourbon cask for 13 years until March 2021, when it was bottled up…  More info

Caol Ila 13 Year Old 2007 (cask CM269) - The Golden Cask (House of Macduff)
$109.91

Caol Ila 10 Year Old (cask 301643) - The Sipping Shed

70cl, 60.1%

A classicly smoky and maritime Caol Ila, lovingly bottled by The Sipping Shed! The single malt was distilled on the island and left to age for a decade in a single bourbon hogshead. When it reached…  More info

Caol Ila 10 Year Old (cask 301643) - The Sipping Shed
1
$83.28

Caol Ila 25 Year Old (43%)

70cl, 43%

25 year old malt from Islay's most prolific distillery - Caol Ila. Sweet Smooth, and very 'sherbet-lemony'. Only a hint of Smoke, and just superb.  More info

Caol Ila 25 Year Old (43%)
9
$289.37

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2011 (cask 900008-19) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%

This smoky Caol Ila single malt has seen quite the maturation! Distilled in 2011, it spent most of its ageing in a bourbon hogshead. Though before it was bottled the whisky was transferred to a…  More info

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2011 (cask 900008-19) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$68.24

Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1984 (cask 13081) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.6%

A stunning bottle of Caol Ila, distilled all the way back in January 1984. After 35 long years, the single malt was bottled in March 2019 from a single refill hogshead, for Douglas Laing's XOP Old…  More info

Caol Ila 35 Year Old 1984 (cask 13081) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$756.64

Caol Ila 11 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 48.1%

Delicious single malt from Islay's Caol Ila distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company after 11 years of maturation. The distillery looks out across the water to the isle of…  More info

Caol Ila 11 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$84.44

Caol Ila 2008 (bottled 2020) (cask 301632) - Samaroli

70cl, 49%

An absolutely cracking Caol Ila from indie bottler Samaroli. Distilled in 2008, this one lay in a single cask until 2020, when it was bottled at cask strength. Alongside the hallmark medicinal notes,…  More info

Caol Ila 2008 (bottled 2020) (cask 301632) - Samaroli
$318.31

Caol Ila 23 Year Old 1993 (cask 631) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46%

Indie Islay whisky from the excellent Caol Ila distillery, aged in a single cask for 23 years from January 1993 to February 2016. This was bottled by Montgomerie's for their Rare Select range.  More info

Caol Ila 23 Year Old 1993 (cask 631) -  Rare Select (Montgomerie's)
$257.39

Caol Ila 31 Year Old 1988 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 51.4%

Well-aged Caol Ila? Yeah, go on then! This is a 31 year old single malt from Islay's Caol Ila Distillery, matured in a single refill sherry butt from 1988 to 2020. Following its maturation, Gordon &…  More info

Caol Ila 31 Year Old 1988 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$908.26

Caol Ila 6 Yea Old (cask 315817) - Dràm Mòr

70cl, 59%

Single malt from the east coast of Islay here, independently bottled by Dràm Mòr. This is a 6 year old Caol Ila, bottled at a hefty 59% ABV and with an outturn of 312 bottles. Enjoyably smoky and…  More info

Caol Ila 6 Yea Old (cask 315817) - Dràm Mòr
$86.76

Caol Ila 50 Year Old 1968 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 52.5%

An extraordinary release from Gordon & MacPhail's Private Collection, this right here is a 50 year old single malt from the Caol Ila Distillery - the oldest Caol Ila bottled to date. The whisky was…  More info

Caol Ila 50 Year Old 1968 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
$8,794.18

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2012 (cask 331912) - The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 55%

Distilled in 2012 at Caol Ila comes this eight year old single malt, matured in a bourbon cask until bottling in 2021. This was released as part of indie bottling range The Cooper's Choice, by The…  More info

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2012 (cask 331912) -  The Cooper's Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$86.76

Caol Ila 40 Year Old - The Kinship (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 51.8%

This Caol Ila has enjoyed quite the maturation, having been aged for a massive 40 years! It was independently bottled after four decades of rest by Hunter Laing as part of The Kinship range, and was…  More info

Caol Ila 40 Year Old - The Kinship (Hunter Laing)
$1,730.45

Caol Ila 9 Year Old 2010 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

From the Hepburn's Choice independent bottling range comes a nine year old single malt Scotch whisky distilled by Caol Ila back in 2010! It was drawn from a wine cask in 2020, producing 388 bottles,…  More info

Caol Ila 9 Year Old 2010 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$78.66

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2012 (cask 325862) - Monologue (Chapter 7)

70cl, 51.4%

A fabulous single malt from Caol Ila, distilled in 2012 and matured for 8 years in a single bourbon hogshead cask. This was bottled by Chapter 7 for its Monologue series in 2021, with an outturn of…  More info

Caol Ila 8 Year Old 2012 (cask 325862) - Monologue (Chapter 7)
$76.34

Caol Ila 12 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 56.5%

Master of Malt Exclusive! That Boutique-y Whisky Company has gone and bottled another cracking Caol Ila single malt, and this time, they bottled it up exclusively for us! It's a 12 year old single…  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
1
$50.88

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