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. Caol Ila - Single Malts of Scotland - Reserve Cask - Parcel #2 - 2009 10 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Single Malts of Scotland - Reserve Cask - Parcel #2 - 2009 10 year old Whisky

    70cl | 48%

    A 2009 vintage Caol Ila from Parcel No.2 of Elixir Distillers' Reserve Cask series. Matured for 10 years in five hogsheads, this has aromas of coastal breeze, grilled lemons, rosewater and Highland  Toffee are also on the nose. The palate offers... Click for more info
    £66.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge10 year old
    DescriptionSingle Malts of Scotland - Reserve Cask - Parcel #2Vintage2009
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerSpeciality DrinksHTFW Cat. No.LP12230
  2. Caol Ila - Islay Single Malt 18 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Islay Single Malt 18 year old Whisky

    70cl | 43%

    Nestled in a hidden cove near Port Askaig, Islay, the Caol Ila (pronounced “Cull Eela”) distillery sent its whisky to market by sea for over a hundred years. Caol Ila is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island f... Click for more info
    £91.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge18 year old
    DescriptionIslay Single MaltVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled2019
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP11922
  3. Caol Ila - Distiller's Edition - 2004 12 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Distiller's Edition - 2004 12 year old Whisky

    70cl | 43%

    Nestled in a hidden cove near Port Askaig, Islay, the Caol Ila (pronounced “Cull Eela”) distillery sent its whisky to market by sea for over a hundred years. Caol Ila is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island f... Click for more info
    £76.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge12 year old
    DescriptionDistiller's EditionVintage2004
    Cask WoodMoscatel WineYear Bottled2016
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP11923
  4. Caol Ila - Connoisseurs Choice Single Cask #16075 - 1996 23 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Connoisseurs Choice Single Cask #16075 - 1996 23 year old Whisky

    70cl | 58.3%

    A gloriously sherried Caol Ila from Gordon and Macphail.  This Connoisseurs Choice 'Upper' release was distilled in 1996 and bottled 23 years later from a single Refill Sherry Butt.  Just 519 bottles have been produced Official Tasting N... Click for more info
    £199.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge23 year old
    DescriptionConnoisseurs Choice Single Cask #16075Vintage1996
    Cask WoodSherryYear Bottled2020
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthYes
    BottlerGordon and MacPhailHTFW Cat. No.LP11882
  5. Caol Ila - MacKillop's Choice Single Cask #1478 - 1990 25 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - MacKillop's Choice Single Cask #1478 - 1990 25 year old Whisky

    70cl | 54.4%

    Cask No. 1478, Bottled in February 2015 – 54.4% vol Colour: Light golden colour. Nose: Smoky and reasonably pungent without being overbearing, with some gun-flint balancing a nice seaweed marine influence. Quite concentrated Palate: Round, ... Click for more info
    £257.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge25 year old
    DescriptionMacKillop's Choice Single Cask #1478Vintage1990
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled2015
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthYes
    BottlerMackillop's ChoiceHTFW Cat. No.LP11673
  6. Caol Ila - Connoisseurs Choice - 2001 17 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Connoisseurs Choice - 2001 17 year old Whisky

    70cl | 57.6%

    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 sm... Click for more info
    £143.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge17 year old
    DescriptionConnoisseurs ChoiceVintage2001
    Cask WoodAmerican OakYear Bottled2019
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthYes
    BottlerGordon and MacPhailHTFW Cat. No.LP11621
  7. Caol Ila - Claxton's Single Cask - 2012 7 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Claxton's Single Cask - 2012 7 year old Whisky

    70cl | 60%

    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 curd. Palat... Click for more info
    £83.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge7 year old
    DescriptionClaxton's Single CaskVintage2012
    Cask WoodBourbonYear Bottled
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthYes
    BottlerClaxton'sHTFW Cat. No.LP10372
  8. Caol Ila - Chieftain's Single Malt - 2004 14 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Chieftain's Single Malt - 2004 14 year old Whisky

    70cl | 46%

    A fresh and vibrant bottling of Caol Ila that was matured in two ex-Bourbon casks, yielding just 932 bottles. Bold smoke is complimented by sweet vanilla, fresh citrus, and touches of woody spice. Click for more info
    £89.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge14 year old
    DescriptionChieftain's Single MaltVintage2004
    Cask WoodBourbonYear Bottled2019
    PackagingCardboard TubeCask StrengthNo
    BottlerIan MacleodHTFW Cat. No.LP10341
  9. Caol Ila - That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Batch #12 11 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - That Boutique-Y Whisky Company Batch #12 11 year old Whisky

    50cl | 48.1%

    The 5th batch of Caol Ila from TBWC. An enjoyably complex and expressive nose on this one.  There's the expected earthy and coastal notes, peat, seawater, damp grass, but also an inherently fruity side with berry, damson and nectarine. ... Click for more info
    £79.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge11 year old
    DescriptionThat Boutique-Y Whisky Company Batch #12Vintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled2019
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthYes
    BottlerThat Boutique-YHTFW Cat. No.LP10036
  10. Caol Ila - Connoisseurs Choice - 2002 16 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Connoisseurs Choice - 2002 16 year old Whisky

    70cl | 46%

    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
    £99.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge16 year old
    DescriptionConnoisseurs ChoiceVintage2002
    Cask WoodBourbonYear Bottled2018
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerGordon and MacPhailHTFW Cat. No.LP9903
  11. Caol Ila - Coopers Choice Single Cask #321581 - 2009 8 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Coopers Choice Single Cask #321581 - 2009 8 year old Whisky

    70cl | 46%

    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.  The p... Click for more info
    £76.45
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge8 year old
    DescriptionCoopers Choice Single Cask #321581Vintage2009
    Cask WoodBourbonYear Bottled2018
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerVintage Malt CompanyHTFW Cat. No.LP9849
  12. Caol Ila - Private Collection Single Cask #4021901 - 1968 50 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Private Collection Single Cask #4021901 - 1968 50 year old Whisky

    70cl | 52.5%

    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
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge50 year old
    DescriptionPrivate Collection Single Cask #4021901Vintage1968
    Cask WoodSherryYear Bottled2018
    PackagingWooden BoxCask StrengthYes
    BottlerGordon and MacPhailHTFW Cat. No.LP9805
  13. Caol Ila - 2018 Special Release (Unpeated Style) 15 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - 2018 Special Release (Unpeated Style) 15 year old Whisky

    70cl | 59.1%

    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
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge15 year old
    Description2018 Special Release (Unpeated Style)Vintage
    Cask WoodAmerican & European OakYear Bottled2018
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthYes
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP9557
  14. Caol Ila - 2018 Special Release - 1982 35 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - 2018 Special Release - 1982 35 year old Whisky

    70cl | 58.1%

    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 lift... Click for more info
    £799.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge35 year old
    Description2018 Special ReleaseVintage1982
    Cask WoodAmerican & European OakYear Bottled2018
    PackagingSpecial PackagingCask StrengthYes
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP9554
  15. Caol Ila - Discovery Single Malt 13 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Discovery Single Malt 13 year old Whisky

    70cl | 43%

    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 not... Click for more info
    £49.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge13 year old
    DescriptionDiscovery Single MaltVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled2018
    PackagingCardboard TubeCask StrengthNo
    BottlerGordon and MacPhailHTFW Cat. No.LP9493
  16. Caol Ila - Claxton's Single Cask - 2012 6 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Claxton's Single Cask - 2012 6 year old Whisky

    70cl | 57.2%

    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 star... Click for more info
    £73.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge6 year old
    DescriptionClaxton's Single CaskVintage2012
    Cask WoodAmerican OakYear Bottled2018
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthYes
    BottlerClaxton'sHTFW Cat. No.LP9357
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    Caol Ila - Special Release - 2000 15 year old Whisky

    70cl | 61.5%

    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, pine... Click for more info
    £146.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge15 year old
    DescriptionSpecial ReleaseVintage2000
    Cask WoodAmerican & European OakYear Bottled2016
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthYes
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP7423
  18. Caol Ila - Islay Single Malt 12 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Islay Single Malt 12 year old Whisky

    70cl | 43%

    Nestled in a hidden cove near Port Askaig, Islay, the Caol Ila (pronounced “Cull Eela”) distillery sent its whisky to market by sea for over a hundred years. Caol Ila is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island f... Click for more info
    £49.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge12 year old
    DescriptionIslay Single MaltVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP1220
  19. Caol Ila - Moch Whisky
    Caol Ila - Moch Whisky

    70cl | 43%

    Nestled in a hidden cove near Port Askaig, Islay, the Caol Ila (pronounced “Cull Eela”) distillery sent its whisky to market by sea for over a hundred years. Caol Ila is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island f... Click for more info
    £61.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge
    DescriptionMochVintage
    Cask WoodOakYear Bottled2018
    PackagingOriginal BoxCask StrengthNo
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP404
  20. Caol Ila - Feis Ile 2010 Single Cask - 1999 10 year old Whisky
    Caol Ila - Feis Ile 2010 Single Cask - 1999 10 year old Whisky

    70cl | 61.9%

    This rare Caol Ila was matured in a single ex-Sherry cask, specially selected by distillery manager Billy Stitchell for the Feis Ile Festival in 2010. Click for more info
    £499.95
    DistilleryCaol IlaAge10 year old
    DescriptionFeis Ile 2010 Single CaskVintage1999
    Cask WoodSherryYear Bottled2010
    PackagingUnboxedCask StrengthYes
    BottlerDistilleryHTFW Cat. No.LP225
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