Caol Ila

    Caol Ila Distillery, derived from the Gaelic for “Sound of Islay”, is named such because of its location overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura. It was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson, though changed hands in 1854 when Norman Buchanan took over and again in 1863 when it was acquired by Bulloch Lade & Co.

    Following Bulloch Lade’s liquidation in 1920, Caol Ila Distillery has been part of  the Distillers Company since 1927, which became United Distillers in 1987, when Guiness merged Distillers Company and Arthur Bell & Sons, and then Diagio in 1997.

    Caol Ila is mostly used for blends. However, as a single malt, it is one of the lighter Islay whiskies.

  • Caol Ila 15 Years

    Caol Ila 15 Years

    Islay ABV 43%
  • Caol Ila 1981 – 16 Years

    Caol Ila 1981 – 16 Years

    Islay ABV 63.8%