Caol Ila - 1990 (Hogshead #0013132) Held In Bond

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Lot Information

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Distillery status: Operational
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Size: Cask
  • Delivery weight: 2.00kg
Islay

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"

Other Information

This lot offers the fantastic opportunity to own one cask of Caol Ila single malt scotch whisky, distilled in 1990. 

Originally filled with Caol Ila spirit on 13th November 1990 the whisky has since been maturing in a Hogshead (#0013132) which is currently held in bond at Inverhouse Distillers.

The cask was re-gauged in March 2021, summarising the following:

 - New bulk 191 litres | New strength 45.7% ABV | 87.3 litres of alcohol

This would currently yield approximately 272 x 70cl bottles of 30 Year Old cask strength Caol Ila whisky.

 

Please note:

1) the cask photo shown is for display purposes only and is not the actual cask being sold. 

2) the sample is shown for confirmation of the colour only and is not included in the sale.

Unofficial tasting notes:

COLOUR:
 Pale golden yellow, with tinges of mahogany.


NOSE:
Toffee sweetness with a smoky nose that grows, giving a beautiful balance of cold smoked salmon, ash and salted caramel.  Deeper bouquets of black tea, coal and liquorice. At the back there is deep red stoned fruit and musky lemon peel.  A lot going on but all balanced beautifully.


PALATE:
Spicy, but light, with the smoke and peat less than the nose suggests.  Harmoniously taking the smokyiness and spice against lemon; sweet pipe tobacco against salty minerality; and stewed dried fruit with pears.  The smoke and peat does not dominate, but hovers over the deep muscovado sweetness, like a campfire of driftwood from the beach.


BODY:
Oily and creamy in the mouth, full wraparound of flavours.


FINISH:
Long with warming spice, that dries to ash.

IMPORTANT:

 - Annual storage fees (currently 50p per week) and any cask transfer admin fees will become payable by the buyer.

 - Legal ownership of the cask will be transferred to the buyer once payment has been received by Whisky Hammer.  Funds will be held by Whisky Hammer until the buyer is in legal receipt of the cask ownership to protect the buyer's transaction.  

 - Ownership of this cask is auctioned in bond.  The buyer will be responsible for any costs relating to removing the cask from bond in the future (i.e UK excise duty / VAT) as well as any other costs associated with cask movement and bottling.

 - Non-UK buyers must appoint a duty representative to act on his/her behalf for transfer of ownership of the cask (Whisky Hammer can assist in finding a UK representative if required).  The duty representative will need to be registered with HMRC and will normally charge an annual fee for the service.

 - Please note if the new owner is a UK revenue trader (business or private individual connected to the trade), they will need to be registered with HMRC and hold a WOWGR certificate.

Please ensure that you undertake close up viewing/inspection prior to placing any bid.  If you are not satisfied with the photos, or if you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please click "ask a question" to make specific enquiries or to receive a more in-depth condition report.  Lots will be sold as seen and described.  

 

Insurance against breakage or loss during transit is available at checkout at a cost of 3% of the hammer price.

 

Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against leakage in transit.

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Date / Time Bid Amount
25/07/21 18:47 £50,500.00 €59,160.75 $69,690.00
16/07/21 19:11 £50,000.00 €58,575.00 $69,000.00
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