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Caol Ila Whisky Distillery

Located in a quiet cove near Port Askaig,over-looking the Paps of Jura Caol Ila is located in one of the most unexplored parts of the country.

Address  :CAOL ILA,

Telephone  : 01496 840207

Fax  : 01496 302763

Owning Company  : United Distillers

Production Status  : Operational

Established  : 1846

Source  : Loch Nam Ban

Age when bottled  :15 yrs

Strength  :43%

No. of Wash Stills  :3

No. of Spirit Stills  :3

Visitors per annum  :2000

Nose  :Light, fresh, slightly peated

Taste  :Medium-bodied with a rounded flavour. Finishes smoothly. Not as heavy as some other Islays.

Comments  : Popular after-dinner dram. Sherried bottlings are excellent.

Description  :Caol Ila (pronounced 'Caal-eela') distillery stands in a picturesque setting at the foot of a steep hill, with a small pier, overlooking the Sound of Islay and Paps of Jura, and local wildlife includes seals and otters. It was built in 1846 by Hector Hend

Rating  :***

Opening Days & Times

Open all year, Mon-Fri by appt; at various times of the year the distillery is not in production although visitors are welcome and tours are provided..


Isle of Islay


Port Askaig


PA46 7RL

Contact Phone

01496 840207

Travel Directions to Caol Ila Whisky Distillery

Off A846, N of Port Askaig, Caol Ila (signposted), Islay.

Friday, 27 November 2015