Caol Ila

(kowel-EEL-ah)

In Gaelic Caol Ila means “Sound of Islay”. Hector Henderson founded the distillery in 1846 near Port Askaig in a remote cove on Islay. The water that the distillery uses is from Loch nam Ban (Torrabolls Loch).

The Caol Ila distillery underwent an extension in 1879 and then during the years between 1972-1974 the entire distillery was modernized. The whisky produced at Caol Ila is mainly used in Johnnie Walker and Bell’s blended whisky, however they do have a range of very rare single malts. Caol Ila does have a visitor centre and shop.

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  1. A well aged Caol Ila from G&M. Matured in a Single refill American Oak hoghead for 17 years. Bottled at 57.6% ABV and one of 226 bottles. There has been a lovely balance and delicay with these Connoisseurs Choice Caol Ila's. The fruit, oak and ... Click for more info

    £133.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Connoisseurs Choice

    • Cask Wood
    • American Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Gordon and MacPhail

    • Age
    • 17 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2001

    • Year Bottled
    • 2019

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP11621

  2. A Single Cask Caol Ila from A.P.Claxton's. Matured for 7 years in a refill Hogshead. 1 of 285 bottles

    Official Tasting Notes

    Aroma - Clean, intense smoke; Sea spray, industrial oil, and fishing nets followed by toasted bread with lemon ... Click for more info

    £83.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Claxton's Single Cask

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Claxton's

    • Age
    • 7 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2012

    • Year Bottled
    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10372

  3. It's been a good year for Caol Ila releases and here's another bottling to add to the collection.  A vatting of 3 Hogsheads (#306295 - #306297) producing an outturn of 932 bottles.  Bottled at 46% ABV.  

    ... Click for more info
    £103.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Chieftain's Single Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Wine

    • Packaging
    • Cardboard Tube

    • Bottler
    • Ian Macleod

    • Age
    • 14 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2004

    • Year Bottled
    • 2019

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10341

  4. Unquestionably one of the most consistently excellent bottlings in the range. Caol IUla always delivers great whisky, what ever the age statement. This is a cask strength, 15 eyar old that has been matured in a first fill Bourbon barrel (Cask No 302298). ... Click for more info

    £119.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Connoisseurs Choice

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Gordon and MacPhail

    • Age
    • 15 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2003

    • Year Bottled
    • 2019

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10216

  5. The second batch of Caol Ila that has been finished in wine casks. The first batch was superb. Initially matured in 1st and refill Bourbon barrels, the whisky has then been finished in Hermitage red wine casks from the Northern Rhone in France. Bottled ... Click for more info

    £79.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Connoisseurs Choice

    • Cask Wood
    • Wine

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Gordon and MacPhail

    • Age
    • 14 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2005

    • Year Bottled
    • 2019

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10218

  6. A big barley/cereal forward Caol Ila, bottled as a 6 year old by TBWC.  This is an excellent example of how good a young whisky can be.  Rye, sesame and thyme on the nose with an earthy and grassy peat too.  The palate is fresh and youthful ... Click for more info

    £43.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Batch #5

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • That Boutique-Y

    • Age
    • 6 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2019

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10044

  7. The latest batch of Caol Ila (Batch #6) from TBWC.  This is an 11 year old single malt bottled at 48.1% abv and is a release os 1489 bottles. 

    An enjoyably complex and expressive nose on this one.  There's the expected earthy ... Click for more info

    £72.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Batch #12

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • That Boutique-Y

    • Age
    • 11 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2019

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP10036

  8. Tasting Notes: Smoky bacon aromas fuse with vanilla, banana, and flashes of citrus. Tropical fruit notes complement honey-glazed cured meat flavours. The peat smoke edge develops into a lingering bonfire ember finish.

    ... Click for more info
    £96.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Connoisseurs Choice

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Gordon and MacPhail

    • Age
    • 16 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2002

    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9903

  9. A punchy 8 year old Caol Ila from the Cooper's choice range. This whisky is a single cask Bourbon cask offering, that yielded just 360 bottles.

    A very coastal nose with sea salt, brine, peat, lightly cured meat and fresh lemon zest.  ... Click for more info

    £81.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Coopers Choice Single Cask #321581

    • Cask Wood
    • Bourbon

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Vintage Malt Company

    • Age
    • 8 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2009

    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9849

  10. A Caol Ila that has never been seen before. The oldest ever release of this well known Islay distillery, coming in at a staggering 50 years old!

    Part of Gordon and Macphail's Private Collection range, which feature their oldest and most exceptional ... Click for more info

    £7,999.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Private Collection Single Cask #4021901

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Wooden Box

    • Bottler
    • Gordon and MacPhail

    • Age
    • 50 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1968

    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9805

  11. The other side to Caol Ila, unpeated and slightly sherried in character.  Shall we?  There have been a few of these unpeated releases but this may well be the best yet.  Breakfast table aromas of baked bread, butter, raspberry jam and ... Click for more info

    £99.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • 2018 Special Release (Unpeated Style)

    • Cask Wood
    • American & European Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 15 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9557

  12. The oldest release from the 2018 Diageo Special Release range.  Less than 4000 bottles were produced worldwide.  Combining European and American oak this spectacular Caol Ila shows dusty wood and cinder toffee on the nose with a slight lifted ... Click for more info

    £714.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • 2018 Special Release

    • Cask Wood
    • American & European Oak

    • Packaging
    • Special Packaging

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 35 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1982

    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9554

  13. Part of the 2018 reboot of GnM's bottlings.  This new Discovery series replaced the entry level Macphails collection as the introductioninto the companiesx whiskies.

    A lovely fruity nose of citrus and orchard fruits leads to a sweet vanilla ... Click for more info

    £52.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Discovery Single Malt

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Cardboard Tube

    • Bottler
    • Gordon and MacPhail

    • Age
    • 13 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9493

  14. Distilled on 5th January 2012 and aged for 6 years in a single Hogshead cask (usually from  Ex-Bourbon stock and about 250 litres in size, so slightly larger than the standard Ex-Bourbon barrel of 200 litres).

    Nose: An almost soapy, floral ... Click for more info

    £73.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Claxton's Single Cask

    • Cask Wood
    • American Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Claxton's

    • Age
    • 6 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2012

    • Year Bottled
    • 2018

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP9357

  15. This extremely rare 16 year old Islay single malt was laid to rest at the Caol Ila distillery in 1969 and bottled for Gordon & MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice series in the mid-1980's.

    I have had a few modern expressions from this Islay ... Click for more info

    £1,299.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Connoisseurs Choice

    • Cask Wood
    • Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Gordon and MacPhail

    • Age
    • 16 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1969

    • Year Bottled
    • 1985

    • Cask Strength
    • No

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP8877

  16. An unpeated expression of Caol Ila and the twelfth released for the 2017 Diageo special releases series.

    Aged for 18 years in refill American oak hogsheads, natural cask strength and the oldest expression of Caol Ila so far in this series.

    Once ... Click for more info

    £124.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • 2017 Special Release

    • Cask Wood
    • American Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 18 year old

    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2017

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP8299

  17. Part of the 2016 Diageo Annual releases and another un-peated version of Islay's largest distillery bottled at 15 years old and at a mighty 61.5% ABV

    Nose: tart gooseberry, lime, maritime/coastal harbour salty notes, green peppers, sooty lemon, ... Click for more info

    £124.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Special Release

    • Cask Wood
    • American & European Oak

    • Packaging
    • Original Box

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 15 year old

    • Vintage
    • 2000

    • Year Bottled
    • 2016

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP7423

  18. Caol Ila - Feis Ile 2007

    70cl / 700ml / 58.4%
    One of only 2,000 bottles available exclusively to visitors at the distillery shop, and from the Islay Festival 2007 ... Click for more info
    £399.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Feis Ile 2007

    • Cask Wood
    • American & European Oak

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • Vintage
    • Year Bottled
    • 2007

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP586

  19. Did you know that Caol Ila means - The Sound of ila ? This is another single cask bottle specially selected by the distillery manager for Feis Ile 2009 ... Click for more info
    £349.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Feis Ile 2009

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 13 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1996

    • Year Bottled
    • 2009

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP391

  20. A single cask ex-sherry oak specially selected by the distillery manager Billy Stitchell for the Isla Festival 2010 ... Click for more info
    £399.95
    • Distillery
    • Caol Ila

    • Description
    • Feis Ile 2010 Single Cask

    • Cask Wood
    • Sherry

    • Packaging
    • Unboxed

    • Bottler
    • Distillery

    • Age
    • 10 year old

    • Vintage
    • 1999

    • Year Bottled
    • 2010

    • Cask Strength
    • Yes

    • HTFW Cat. No.
    • LP225

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