Caol Ila 1978 23 Years – Rare Malts Selection
The “Rare Malts Selection” is a series of single malt whiskies from casks of closed distilleries or from distilleries that do not market bottlings independently. These include Rosebank, Linkwood and Port Ellen, for example. They are normally cask strength bottlings that were distilled in the 1960s, 1970s or early 1980s and laid down to mature for at least 18 years. The series appeared from around 1995 to 2005 and was marketed by independent bottler Diageo. The series has now been discontinued, being replaced by the annual “Special Releases”. The individual Rare Malt bottlings are highly sought after by collectors.
Caol Ila is located on the Scottish island of Islay. The distillery was founded in 1846 and has been part of Diageo since 1999. On the palate, the whisky is among the more lighter varieties with a rather lighter colour compared to other Islay whiskies. At over 6 million litres per year, Caol Ila has a relatively high production volume and the whisky is also used for blends.
- Producer: Caol Ila
- Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Alcohol content: 61.7% ABV
- Origin: Scotland/Islay
- Net fill quantity: 0.7 litre (700 ml)
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