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DISTILLERIES OF SCOTLAND

Caol Ila Distillery

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Region

Islay


Owner

Diageo


Founded

1846 | Hector Henderson


Caol Ila, meaning the sound of Islay, is by far the largest distillery on the island by capacity. They produce a very consistent style of whisky and always seem to find the perfect balance between smoke and flavours impacted by the wood. It has been a backbone for many of Diageo’s successful blends, most notably being Johnnie Walker Black Label.

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Caol Ila Distillery Facts

Mash Tun Type

Full Lauter

Number of Washbacks

10

Washback Type

8 Wooden, 2 Stainless Steel

Capacity (L)

6,500,000

Fermentation Time

55 and 120 Hours

Condenser Type

Shell & Tube

Number of Stills

5

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