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Caol Ila has remained undiscovered by many but has become much-prized by Malts lovers across the world. Those lucky enough to visit the distillery will have experienced the wonderful Islay setting that is brought to life through the range of Caol Ila Whiskies, led by the 12 Year Old expression.


The distillery was founded in 1846 and is situated on the shores of the Sound of Islay, a spot originally chosen partly because of the clean water from Loch Nam Ban which still provides its main supply.

Interesting Facts:

Caol Ila (pronounced "cull eela") means “Sound of Islay”; it’s the most hidden away Malt Whisky distillery on Scotland’s most famous Whisky island.

Unique and distinctive Islay smokiness makes Caol Ila a reference for connoisseurs of Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky the world over.

Caol Ila is considered by experts to be the perfect entry point into the world of peaty Malt Whiskies.

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This brand’s most renowned expression is Caol lla 12 Year Old—clean, fresh, sweetly fruity character and lightly fragrant smokiness—but offers other variants to suit more styles and tastes.