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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 17 Year Old 1996 (cask 10123) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50.0%

When Stewart Laing started Hunter Laing after splitting the assets of Douglas Laing with his brother, he continued to produce independent bottlings of fantastic whisky for the Old Malt Cask…  More info

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1996 (cask 10123) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1996 (casks 5572+5573) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46.0%

Do you have problems with chill filtration? Well you're in luck, as Signatory's Un-Chillfiltered Collection doesn't allow it! The range now includes a 16 year old Caol Ila from casks 5572 & 5573.  More info

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1996 (casks 5572+5573) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)
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Caol Ila Feis Ile 2013 - Triple Matured

70cl, 56.5%

STRICTLY ONE PER CUSTOMER Caol Ila’s limited edition Fèis Ìle festival bottling is a triple matured release of 3,000 bottles. But pray tell, what does ‘Triple Matured’ mean in this case? Well…  More info

Caol Ila Feis Ile 2013 - Triple Matured
$216.25

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6483) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 54.8%

A 30 year old Caol Ila distilled in December 1982 and bottled in April 2013 by Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection. Matured in cask 6483, there was an outturn of 270 bottles.  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6483) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Caol Ila 18 Year Old 1994 (cask 9913) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 50.0%

Hunter Laing, the company that Stewart Laing created when the assets of Douglas Laing were split between himself and his brother, retained the excellent Old Malt Cask label. This Caol Ila, is 18…  More info

Caol Ila 18 Year Old 1994 (cask 9913) - Old Malt Cask (Hunter Laing)

Caol Ila 2000 (casks 309558+309559) - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 61.4%

Matured in two first fill Sherry butts, this 2000 vintage Caol Ila was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in June 2012 as part of their Cask Strength range.  More info

Caol Ila 2000 (casks 309558+309559) - Cask Strength (Gordon & MacPhail)
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Caol Ila 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 1483) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 43.0%

This is a Caol Ila distilled in 1990 and bottled by independent bottler Mackillops in 2012. The philosophy behind Mackillops is to take the appreciation of wine to whisky, so the whiskies selected…  More info

Caol Ila 22 Year Old 1990 (cask 1483) - Mackillop's Choice

Caol Ila 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 1477) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

70cl, 46.0%

A 23 year old Caol Ila distilled on 8th February 1990 and matured in a single cask before bottling by Montgomerie's in March 2013.  More info

Caol Ila 23 Year Old 1990 (cask 1477) - Rare Select (Montgomerie's)

Caol Ila 27 Year Old 1984 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 52.2%

This is a 27 year old, cask-strength Caol Ila from Douglas Laing's Old and Rare Platinum Selection. It was distilled in March 1987 before a single cask maturation (in a sherry hogshead). It was…  More info

Caol Ila 27 Year Old 1984 - Old and Rare (Douglas Laing)

Caol Ila 16 Year Old 1996 (casks 12567+12575) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 46.0%

Punchy Islay smoke from Caol Ila distillery. Bottled from two sherry hogsheads after 16 years, with an outturn of 778 bottles.  More info

Caol Ila 16 Year Old 1996 (casks 12567+12575) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory)

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6490) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 51.7%

A 30 year old single cask Caol Ila from Signatory's excellent Cask Strength Collection. Just 253 bottles of this Islay whisky were produced, distilled in December 1982 and bottled in May 2013.  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1982 (cask 6490) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

Caol Ila 15 Year Old 1997 (cask 9512) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 56.5%

A smoky single malt from Douglas Laing produced at the Caol Ila distillery. Matured in a single cask and selected as part of the Directors' Cut range, 173 bottles were produced.  More info

Caol Ila 15 Year Old 1997 (cask 9512) - Directors' Cut (Douglas Laing)

Caol Ila Feis Ile 2012

70cl, 60.4%

Caol Ila's Feris Ile 2012 bottling, this is a big bruiser of a whisky, finished in second-fill sherry casks.  More info

Caol Ila Feis Ile 2012
$162.39

Caol Ila 1998 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43.0%

This is a sherry-matured Caol Ila from Gordon and MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range. It was distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2010.  More info

Caol Ila 1998 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

Caol Ila 11 Year Old 2001 (cask 303802) (Adelphi)

70cl, 60.6%

A young and punchy 11 year old single cask peated offering from Caol Ila distillery, bottled by Adelphi in early 2013.  More info

Caol Ila 11 Year Old 2001 (cask 303802) (Adelphi)
$64.78

Caol Ila 12 Year Old (Old Bottling)

70cl, 43.0%

Caol Ila is Islay's biggest producer in terms of volume. By jingo it's good though. Oh yes.  More info

Caol Ila 12 Year Old (Old Bottling)
$43.27

Caol Ila 18 Year Old 1994 - Sassicaia Wood Finish - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 45.0%

An 18 year old red wine finished Caol Ila from superb bottler Gordon & MacPhail.  More info

Caol Ila 18 Year Old 1994 - Sassicaia Wood Finish - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

Caol Ila 24 Year Old 1984 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46.0%

A 24 year old single malt from the Caol Ila distillery on Islay and bottled in 2008 by the Vintage Whisky Co. as part of The Coopers Choice range.  More info

Caol Ila 24 Year Old 1984 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
$260.98

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1990 - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 56.3%

A Mackillop's Choice Caol Ila 17 Year Old, distilled on 8 February 1990 and bottled in May 2007 at cask strength. It is, of course, non-chill filtered.  More info

Caol Ila 17 Year Old 1990 - Mackillop's Choice

Caol Ila 16 Year Old 1996 (cask 9512) - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50.0%

A 16 year old Caol Ila distilled in September 1996 and matured in cask 9512. This Islay whisky was bottled in February 2013 by Douglas Laing as part of their Old Malt Cask Range.  More info

Caol Ila 16 Year Old 1996 (cask 9512) - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

Caol Ila 1995 Madeira Wood Finish - Private Collection (Gordon & Macphail)

70cl, 45.0%

Distilled at Coal Ila distillery in 1995 and finished in Madeira casks, this Islay single malt was bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for their Private Collection range.  More info

Caol Ila 1995 Madeira Wood Finish - Private Collection (Gordon & Macphail)

Caol Ila 29 Year Old 1982 Cask 6485 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 57.1%

This was distilled at Caol Ila on the 14th December 1982 before a 29 year maturation in a single cask (hogshead 6485). It was bottled at natural cask strength in December 2012, and it comes from…  More info

Caol Ila 29 Year Old 1982 Cask 6485 - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
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Caol Ila 21 Year Old 1991 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)

70cl, 46.0%

This is a smoky, rich 21 year old Caol Ila from the Vintage Malt Whisky Company's Coopers Choice range. It was aged in a single cask (number 9056) before bottling in 2012.  More info

Caol Ila 21 Year Old 1991 - The Coopers Choice (The Vintage Malt Whisky Co.)
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$62.48

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 3234) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 56.9%

A Mackillop's Choice bottling of 30 year old single cask Caol Ila. This was distilled in 1981 and bottled in early 2012. It's cask strength and non-chill filtered.  More info

Caol Ila 30 Year Old 1981 (cask 3234) - Mackillop's Choice
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Caol Ila 1998 Moscatel Cask Finish - Distillers Edition

70cl, 43.0%

A special Caol Ila and the latest in a line of fantastic whiskies in the Distillers Edition range. The whisky has been double matured, first in American oak casks then a second maturation in casks…  More info

Caol Ila 1998 Moscatel Cask Finish - Distillers Edition
$59.95

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