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Caol Ila 16 Year Old Cask Strength / Feis Ile 2020

Lot: 274996

Caol Ila 16 Year Old Cask Strength / Feis Ile 2020

Winning Bid: £145

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Caol Ila
16 Year Old
Cask Type: 
Amoroso-treated hogshead finish
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Caol Ila 16 Year Old Cask Strength / Feis Ile 2020

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 was the planned Feis Ile release for Caol Ila in 2020. Sadly the festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the bottle was instead made available online for the first time, along with the Lagavulin release on the 8th June that year.

A cask strength 16 year old, this was matured in refill, then Amoroso-treated hogsheads. One of just 3000 bottles.

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