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- Country: Scotland
- Region: Islay
- Distillery status: Operational
- Type: Single Malt Whisky
- Age: 20
- Size: 70cl
- Delivery weight: 2.00kg
- Strength: 46%
Lot Condition Warnings
- Please note marks to front label.
About the distillery
Caol Ila is derived from Gaelic Caol Ìle for "Sound of Islay" in reference to the distillery's location overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura. It was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson. The distillery did not fare well, and changed hands in 1854 when Norman Buchanan, owner of the Isle of Jura Distillery, took over.
In 1863 the business was acquired by Bulloch Lade & Co, of Glasgow, traders in whisky stocks. According to the 1871 census, Duncan Johnston was the Distillery Manager at the time. Duncan was the nephew of John Johnston of Lagavulin and cousin to the Laphroaig Johnstons and so the family were involved with yet another distillery on the island. By the 1880s over 147,000 gallons of whisky were produced there each year.
Pronunciation : "kool-eela"
A particularly rare bottling of Caol Ila bottled within the First Cask range of whiskies.
Distilled on 12th January 1983 and bottled at 20 years of age.
From cask number #49, this is bottle number 62.
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