On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: A bottle of Caol lla
This Christmas we’re asking you to help us select the Cask 88 ‘Scottish Distillery of the Year’, as part of our ‘The 12 Drams of Christmas’ campaign. Caol Ila distillery is one of our 12 chosen distilleries, find out more about the campaign and how to vote for your favourites. Click Here.
Why do we love Caol Ila?
Caol Ila, pronounced ‘cull-eela’ is Gaelic for ‘the sound of Islay’ the straight between the distillery and its neighbouring island of Jura. The distillery, the largest on Islay was first created back in 1846 by Hector Henderson. It’s positioning, between a cliff and the sound was chosen for its access to an extremely good water supply from Loch nam Ban, and its access to the sea for transportation. Historically, the majority of whisky produced was created for the blending industry, and still help to provide the rich, smoky character for the more distinctive blends, such as Johnnie Walker or Bells. Although, the ever-increasing demand for peated whisky has seen the reputation and demand for Caol Ila single malts soar. The core range of 12, 18 and 25-year-old bottles are always highly sought-after and avidly collected.
This original bottling Caol Ila 25 Year Old was distilled on Islay in 1978 and bottled at a cask strength of 59.40% ABV.
How to vote for Caol Ila as Cask 88’s Scottish Distillery of the Year
To vote for Caol Ila, simply retweet this post on Twitter. You can vote for more than one distillery, simply retweet the posts that highlight all your favourites. Find out more about ‘The Twelve Drams of Christmas‘.