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Caol Ila 20 Year Old 150th Anniversary

Lot: 219483

Caol Ila 20 Year Old 150th Anniversary

Winning Bid: £650

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Caol Ila
Age: 
20 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
57.86%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Caol Ila 20 Year Old 150th Anniversary

Caol Ila distillery was built in 1846 by Hector Henderson, who was bought out from the venture a little over 10 year later by Bulloch Lade. The blending firm merged with DCL (now Diageo) in 1927, who still run the distillery today. In 1972 the original site was demolished and replaced by a new one. When distilling resumed in 1974, Caol Ila was the largest producer of single malt on the Isle of Islay. Despite this, due to its importance in popular blends such as Johnnie Walker, its single malt brand disappeared under United Distillers, and it was not until 2002 that it would return, when the 12 year old was revived by Diageo. 

This sought after limited edition was released in 1996 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the distillery, which opened in 1846.

A very rare bottling only ever originally released to employees within Diageo.

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