Nestled in a hidden cove near Port Askaig, the Caol Ila (pronounced ’Cull Eela‘) distillery sent its whisky to market by sea for over a hundred years.
Sniff the air over a glass and smoky, sea-fresh aromas recall an age, not so long ago, when fishing and cutting peat were the traditional occupations in this part of Scotland. Few men make a living cutting peat on the island today, but the old traditions live on in the skills of the distillery workers and in the ingredients they still use at Caol Ila.
Caol Ila™ has remained undiscovered by many, but has become much-prized by malts lovers across the world. Those lucky enough to visit will have experienced the wonderful Islay setting that is brought to life through the range of Caol Ila whiskies, led by the 12 year-old expression.