That something Special.
The Caol Ila Distillery was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson on the Isle of Islay, in a location overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura, hence the name which derived from Gaelic Caol Ìle, meaning Sound of Islay or literary, Islay Strait.
They produce a distinct Islay Whisky – powerful and smoky, bursting with flavour, reflecting its rugged surroundings. Caol Ila 30 YO 1983 is everything you’d expect from an old Caol Ila, but so much more. Aged and matured in a mix of refill American and European oak casks and bottled at 55,1 % ABV, the dram is extremely bold, even aggressive. Cool it down with a bit of water and it becomes subtle and delicate. It has that perfect balance and complexity that most Whiskies can only strive for. But one can only do it so much justice by describing it – this one you just have to taste for yourself.
This bottle costs a pretty penny, there’s no denying that, but the value is there. This is not a dram for everyone, not even every occasion. It’s the sort of Whisky that marks the most special events in your life. And it’s the sort of Whisky that makes even the most ordinary events special.