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Caol Ila 1965 Gordon and MacPhail 36 Year Old Private Collection

Lot: 5026024

Caol Ila 1965 Gordon and MacPhail 36 Year Old Private Collection

Winning Bid: £1,450

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Caol Ila
Age: 
36 Year Old
Vintage: 
1965
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask Type: 
refill Sherry hogshead
Bottled Strength: 
45.6%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Caol Ila 1965 Gordon and MacPhail 36 Year Old Private Collection

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 is from the Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection range. This is an earlier addition to the series, before it replaced Rare Old as their premium label in 2018. These older editions often focussed on cask finishing, or simply on exceptional older vintage casks.

An old-style Caol Ila, it was distilled pre-refurbishment on 30th November 1965 and bottled from refill sherry hogshead #4211 on in 2002.

This bottle is being sold from the Pat's Whisk(e)y private collection which, numbering in excess of 9,000 bottles and over 2,000 miniatures, is the single largest collection of whisky ever to be brought to auction. Pat's Whisk(e)y is the result of over fifteen years of passion and dedication to the goal of creating one of the most complete libraries of whisky and whiskey ever amassed by an individual collector. It contains bottles from over 150 different Scottish distilleries, as well as bourbon, rare Scotch releases from sought-after independent bottlers in Europe, and whisky from other distilleries across the globe. Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to have partnered with Pat's Whisk(e)y to offer this collection across a number of exclusive and spotlight auctions. For more information, please click here.

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