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CAOL ILA

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  • Region: Islay
  • Address: Port Askaig, Isle of Islay
  • Founded: 1846
Product Description

Brought to life by the small hilltop town that once stood above Clanyard Bay in the deep South West of Scotland.

Caol Ila is a brilliant example of great Islay single malt. A still house with an incredible view over the Sound of Islay which of course is where Caol Ila takes its name.

Our casks are characterised by the elegant, burnt lemon and clean smoky qualities of Caol Ila.

It’s these qualities we seek when selecting our casks from Caol Ila.

These casks are refill hogsheads; allowing the distillery style to shine…building up subtle complexities, and presented at cask strength creating a brilliant representation of the Caol Ila distillery. 

Did You Know?

Caol Ila once owned its own puffer steamer, called Pibroch. It was decommissioned in 1972.

When ex-distillery Manager Billy Stitchell retired after 39 years, he ended a family link with the distillery. His father, both grandfathers and his great grandfather all worked there.

The distillery’s large windowed still room has one of the whisky world’s most stunning views.

 

Distillery Tasting Notes

Nose

Clean and elegant on the nose with a nice smoky component followed by preserved lemon, toasted oak and freshly cut grassy. With water added, it becomes softer fresh coastal notes and lemon peel.

Palate

Honeyed sweetness develops into sweet lemon drops. With a splash of water, a faint grassy note comes to the fore. malty and ashy tones, leaving an elegant, fresh impression.

Finish

A medium-long finish. Flavours drift into smoked meats delivering a well-balanced elegance with a charred lemon peel and sweet oaty finish.

Releases
Cask Number
Bottles
Date distilled
Date bottled
Age
Cask
abv
Markets
Cask Number: 309952
Bottles: 294
Date distilled: 23/05/2008
Date bottled: 02/10/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 56.8%
Markets: Australia & UK
Cask Number: 305525
Bottles: 288
Date distilled: 24/04/2009
Date bottled: 17/05/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 57.5%
Markets: UK & EU
Cask Number: 305515
Bottles: 302
Date distilled: 24/03/2009
Date bottled: 21/06/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 57.2%
Markets: USA
Cask Number: 305524
Bottles: 190
Date distilled: 24/03/2009
Date bottled: 27/07/2021
Age: Aged 12 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 55.5%
Markets: EU & UK
Cask Number: 313836
Bottles: 302
Date distilled: 16/08/2010
Date bottled: 27/07/2021
Age: Aged 10 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 57.3%
Markets: Australia, EU, UK
Cask Number: 313842
Bottles: 311
Date distilled: 16/08/2010
Date bottled: 27/07/2021
Age: Aged 10 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 57.5%
Markets: UK & Asia
Cask Number: 313845
Bottles: 304
Date distilled: 16/08/2010
Date bottled: 18/10/2021
Age: Aged 11 Years
Cask: Barrel
abv: 56.8%
Markets: EU, Asia, UK & North America
Cask Number: 318070
Bottles: 270
Date distilled: 06/10/2010
Date bottled: 18/10/2021
Age: Aged 11 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 59.9%
Markets: UK & North America
Cask Number: 318073
Bottles: 283
Date distilled: 06/10/2010
Date bottled: 18/10/2021
Age: Aged 11 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 60.1%
Markets: EU & UK
Cask Number: 308074
Bottles: 267
Date distilled: 06/10/2010
Date bottled: 10/12/2021
Age: Aged 11 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 59.8%
Markets: EU
Cask Number: 318078
Bottles: 298
Date distilled: 06/10/2010
Date bottled: 21/03/2021
Age: Aged 11 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 60.6%
Markets: EU
Cask Number: 318079
Bottles: 270
Date distilled: 06/10/2010
Date bottled: 21/03/2021
Age: Aged 11 Years
Cask: REFILL Hogshead
abv: 59.6%
Markets: Asia & EU
Cask Number: 312139
Bottles: 288
Date distilled: 18/05/2011
Date bottled: 26/04/2022
Age: Aged 10 Years
Cask: REILL Hogshead
abv: 55.3%
Markets: UK

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