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Caol Ila 12 Year Old James Macarthur London Scottish Malt Whisky Society

Lot: 321434

Caol Ila 12 Year Old James Macarthur London Scottish Malt Whisky Society

Winning Bid: £26,000

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Caol Ila
Age: 
12 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
James Macarthur
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
63%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Caol Ila 12 Year Old James Macarthur London Scottish Malt Whisky Society

James MacArthur & Co were founded in 1982 and are a no-frills independent label, focussed bringing lesser-seen and often closed distilleries to the market. Their simple approach and fine selection of cask strength and single cask whiskies has earned them an army of fans amongst connoisseurs across the world.

This cask strength Caol Ila was bottled for The London Scottish Malt Whisky Society from cask 74.23.1.

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.

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