Owner: Region/district: Diageo Islay
1846 Active (vc) 6 400 000 litres
Address: Port Askaig, Islay, Argyll PA46 7RL
01496 302760 www.malts.com
1846 – Hector Henderson founds Caol Ila.
1852 – Henderson, Lamont & Co. is subjected to financial difficulties and Henderson is forced to sell Caol Ila to Norman Buchanan.
1863 – Norman Buchanan encounters financial troubles and sells to the blending company Bulloch, Lade & Co. from Glasgow.
1879 – The distillery is rebuilt and expanded.
1920 – Bulloch, Lade & Co. is liquidated and the distillery is taken over by Caol Ila Distillery.
1927 – DCL becomes sole owners.
1972 – All the buildings, except for the warehouses, are demolished and rebuilt.
1974 – The renovation, which totals £1 million, is complete and six new stills are installed.
1999 – Experiments with a completely unpeated malt are performed.
2002 – The first official bottlings since Flora & Fauna/Rare Malt appear; 12 years, 18 years and Cask Strength (c. 10 years).
2003 – A 25 year old cask strength is released.
2005 – A 25 year old Special Release is launched.
2006 – Unpeated 8 year old and 1993 Moscatel finish are released.
2007 – The second edition of the unpeated 8 year old is released.
2008 – The third edition of unpeated 8 year old is released.
2009 – The fourth edition of the unpeated version (10 year old) is released.
2010 – A 25 year old, a 1999 Feis Isle bottling and a 1997 Manager´s Choice are released.
2011 – An unpeated 12 year old and the unaged Moch are released.
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