Built in 1846, Caol Ila is the largest of the eight working distilleries on the island of Islay (situated off the west coast of Scotland), with a production capacity of 3 million litres per year. In the classic Islay style, Caol Ila is made predominantly with peated malt and the resulting phenols have a big influence on the final flavour of the ... Read More »
A single 1997 European Sherry Oak cask of Caol Ila chosen to represent the distillery in the cask strength Managers' Choice range from Diageo. This is only the second ever single cask Caol Ila released by Diageo after the wonderful Feis Ile bottling in 2009 (also a sherry cask, coincidentally).
A 1974 vintage Caol Ila from JAS (James) Gordon & Co, owned by independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail. After a two year closure for complete demolition and rebuilding, the distillery reopened in the year this was distilled, 1974. This bottling therefore would have been some of the first spirit to come from the newly expanded site we know today.
The 2nd cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from distillery number 53 (Caol Ila). Distilled in October 1978, it was aged for around 11 years before being bottled for the enjoyment of its members in October 1989.
The 5th cask that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottled from distillery number 53 (Caol Ila). Distilled in January 1978, it was aged for 14 years before being bottled for the enjoyment of its members in March 1992.
A beautiful bottling of Caol Ila from Gordon & Macphail, original produced for the Italian market. Distilled in 1968 and bottled in 1985 at an impressive strength of 60.9% this is a rare example of late-60s Caol Ila.