Scotch - Single Malt
Caol Ila 12yr Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
Caol Ila Distiller was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson on the northeastern shore of the Sound of Islay. It changed hands a few times until demolished in 1972 to make way for a larger edifice and production resumed in 1974 with a modern and updated distillery. It is named for the Sound of Islay by which shipments of barley and scotch whisky make their way... Caol Ila is the Gaelic name fo rthe Sound. The correct pronunciation of this is "kuh-LEE-luh" roughly translated as "sound of islay." Caol Ila is operated by United Distillers & Vintners, itself a subsidiary of Diageo.
The Caol Ila 12yr is heavily peated in much the same manner of Laphroaig and Ardbeg.
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