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Caol Ila Scotch Whisky Distillery

Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay PA46 7RL
Tel: +44 (0)1496 302760

Coal Ila Distillery General Information
Current Owners click text for detailsDiageo
Location Islay
Water source Loch Nam Ban (Torrabolls Loch).
Stills 3 x wash stills and 3 x spirit stills
Capacity per year 6,400,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing


Coal Ila Distillery History
1846 Built by Hector Henderson
1852 Norman Buchanan buys the distillery
1863 Bulloch, Lade & Co buys the distillery
1879 Rebuilt and Expanded
1920 Caol Ila Distillery, subsidiary (part of Robertson & Baxter Ltd)
1927 Distiller Company Ltd (DCL)
1930 The distillery closed. Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (SMD) took over
1937 Distillery reopened
1972-74 Reconstructed and re equipped. Stills increased from 2 - 6.
2002 Official bottlings released (first since Flora and Fauna)
2006 8yo released


Coal Ila Distillery Comments
Caol Ila means - Sound of Islay - in Gaelic  

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Coal Ila Distillery Bottlings
click text for detailsCaol Ila 12 year old
Caol Ila Distillers Edition
Caol 10 Year Unpeated
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Coal Ila Distillery Visitor Centre Information
Contact +44 (0)1496 302749
Opening Hours/ Tour times for 2011
February - April Monday - Friday: 13.30 - 16.30
Tours: 14.00 & 15.15
April - June Monday - Friday: 0915 - 1700
Tours: 09.30, 10.45, 13.45 & 15.15
Saturday: 13.30 - 16.30
Tours: 13.45 & 15.15
June - October Monday - Friday: 0915 - 1700
Tours: 09.30, 10.45, 13.45 & 15.15
Saturday: 10.00 - 16.30
Tours: 10.45, 13.45 & 15.15
November & December Monday to Friday: 13.30 - 16.30
Tours: 09.30, 10.45, 13.45 & 15.15
Friday 19th November until
Monday 14th February
Tours by appointment only during these months. Please call Lagavulin on 01496 302749 to book during this time.
Tour Charge Adult £6.00


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