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Caol Ila 12 Year Old Unpeated Style 70cl / 64%
A bottle of Caol Ila 12 Year Old Unpeated Style Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This was matured in first fill bourbon casks and bottled in 2011 at cask strength of 64% ABV.
Caol Ila was built in 1846 by Hector Henderson on Islay's east coast, overlooking the Sound of Islay, from which it takes its name. The distillery was purchased by Bulloch Lade in 1857 and by DCL in 1927. DCL ran the distillery continuously until 1972 when it was demolished and rebuilt with six stills rather than two. Caol Ila became Islay's biggest producer and was a crucial component for blends, notably Johnnie Walker. The distillery survived the early 1980s downturn by producing an unpeated Highland style malt and it still produces unpeated whisky every year, depending on owner Diageo's requirements.
While Caol Ila had been bottled as a single malt by independents, the first official bottling was a 12 Year Old released in 2002.
More expansion took place in 2011, with a new mash tun and washbacks installed, which increased capacity to 6.5 million litres per year.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note wear to the box.
Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.
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