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Caol Ila 1998 Cask Strength / Feis Ile 2013

Lot: 249600
Caol Ila 1998 Cask Strength / Feis Ile 2013
Caol Ila 1998 Cask Strength / Feis Ile 2013
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Winning Bid: £120

Caol Ila 1998 Cask Strength / Feis Ile 2013

Distillery:
Caol Ila
Age:
n/a
Vintage:
1998
Region:
Islay
Bottler:
Official
Cask Type:
See Lot Description
Bottle Strength:
56.5%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Caol Ila 1998 Cask Strength / Feis Ile 2013

Released in June 2013 for the annual Feis Ile, this Caol Ila was specially selected by Billy Stitchell.

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.

Bottle number 415 of 3000

Billy said this about how the whisky matured:

“Spirit distilled in 1998 has been triple-cask matured. For 12 years it rested in a combination of Refill Butts, Hogsheads and Barrels. The vatted whisky was then allowed to mature for several months in active hogshead casks to impart a spicy/oaky note to the existing delicate Caol Ila smoke. Finally it was treated to a final gentle maturation in European oak.”

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