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Caol Ila 'Islay Star' 9 Year Old North Star

Lot: 311579

Caol Ila 'Islay Star' 9 Year Old North Star

Winning Bid: £37

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Caol Ila
Age: 
9 year old
Vintage: 
n/a
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
North Star
Cask Type: 
Refill hogshead
Bottled Strength: 
50%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Caol Ila 'Islay Star' 9 Year Old North Star

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. The Flora & Fauna release was well-regarded in the meantime, but it was independent releases like this that gave the best opportunity to sample this much-loved single malt.

This 9 year old was bottled by North Star Spirits as part of their Regional Range.  One of 300 bottles. 

North Star Spirits was founder in Glasgow in 2016 by Iain Croucher. They have since developed a strong reputation for bottling fantastic single cask and small batch whiskies, as well as the much-lauded Vega and Spica blends.

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