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CAOL ILA   15 years old 43 %         INFO
FLORA & FAUNA
Distilled 1977
Bottled 1992
Caol Ila Distillery,
Port Askaig, Isle of Skye

CAOL ILA   21 years old 61,3%        INFO          
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1977
Bottled October 1999
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
Bulloch Lade & Co, Glasgow

CAOL ILA   16 years old 63,8%                    
FLORA & FAUNA
CASK STRENGHT 63,8 %
Distilled: 1981
Bottled in 1997
Limited Bottling
16 years old
Genummerde flessen
Caol Ila Distillery,
Port Askaig, Isle of Islay

CAOL ILA   20 years old 61,12 %                 
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1975
Bottled: 1995
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
Bulloch Lade & Co, Glasgow
Imported by Schieffelin & Somerset Co,
New York. N.Y.

CAOL ILA   21 years old 61,3%                
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1975       
Bottled April 1997
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
Bulloch Lade & Co, Glasgow.

CAOL ILA   21 years old 58,3 %                   
VINTAGE 1975
Distilled 20.1.75
Bottled 8.10.99
Cask No. 464
275 Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh.

CAOL ILA   13 years old 55,6%                
GORDON & MACPHAIL RESERVE
Distilled 1990
Bottled 2003
Cask 1114
Limited Edition
283 bottles
Proprietor: Bulloch Lade & Co, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA   10 years old 43 %                  
SIGNATORY MILLENNIUM EDITION
VINTAGE 1989
SIGNATORY 2000
Distilled 2.5.1989
Bottled 27th August 1999
Cask Nos 2440 & 2441
275 Bottles
MAGNUM
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd,
Edinburgh.

CAOL ILA  13 years old 43 %                 
VINTAGE 1982
Distilled 9.3.82
Bottled 7.95
Cask no. 1513
360 bottles bottled
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd,
Edinburgh.

CAOL ILA  9 years old 46%                  
1994
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
THISTLE COLLECTION
Distilled 6th September 1994
Bottled 4th August 2003
Cask No. 19842
Non Chill Filtered
Thistle, Holland

CAOL ILA   15 years old 64,7%
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
                
Natural High Strenght  64,7 %
Distilled 1974
Bottled: 1989
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA   14 years old 63,7%
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY  
              
Natural High Strenght 63,7 %
Distilled 4/5/78 19/10/78
Bottled February 1992
Cask No. 5347 - 5351 - 11553 - 11564
Proprietors: Bulloch Lade & Co, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA   12 years old 65,5%                 
Natural High Strenght 65,5 %
Distilled 9/12/80
Bottled March 1993
Cask No. 10521 - 10524
Proprietors* Bulloch Lade & Co, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA   14 years old 63,1%               
Natural High Strenght 63,1 %
Distilled 17/3/81
Bottled July 1995
Cask No. 1747 - 1750 - 1752 - 1753
Proprietors: Bulloch Lace & Co, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA   12 years old 40%                   
GORDON & MACPHAIL
PRIVATE COLLECTION
CALVADOS WOOD FINISH
A Rare and Exclusive Bottling from
The Directors Private Collection
Distilled 26/10/88
Cask No. 97/404 1,2
Bottled August 2000
2400 bottles
Genummerde flessen
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA   12 years old 40%                  
GORDON & MACPHAIL
PRIVATE COLLECTION
COGNAC WOOD FINISH
A Rare and Exclusive Bottling from
The Directors Private Collection
Distilled 26/10/88
Cask No. 97/307 1,2
Bottled August 2000
3100 bottles
Genummerde flessen
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA   12 years old 40%                
GORDON & MACPHAIL
PRIVATE COLLECTION
CLARET WOOD FINISH
A Rare and Exclusive Bottling from
The Directors Private Collection
Distilled 26/10/88
Cask No. 97/307 3,4
Bottled August 2000
2100 bottles
Genummerde flessen
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA    15 years old 45%                  
GORDON &   MACPAIL
PRIVATE COLLECTION
VINTAGE RUM FINISH
Islay 1990
A Rare and Exclusive Bottling from
The Directors Private Collection
Distilled 31/01/90
Cask Nos 99/103 1
Bottled June 2005
Numbered Bottles
865 Bottles
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA    15 years old 45%                  
GORDON & MACPHAIL
PRIVATE COLLECTION
DEMERARA RUM FINISH
Islay 1990
A Rare and Exclusive Bottling from
The Directors Private Collection
Distilled 31/01/90
Cask Nos 99/103 2,3
Bottled June 2005
Numbered Bottles
650 Bottles
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA     9 years old 55,2 %                
GORDON & MACPHAIL RESERVE
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled  1995
Bottled 2004
Cask No.   10618
Limited Edition
303 Bottles
Proprietors: Bulloch Lade & Co, Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

CAOL ILA   aged 12 years 43 %        INFO

LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY         
ISLAY SINGLE MALT WHISKY
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig,
Isle of Islay

CAOL ILA   aged 18 years old 43 %                  
ISLAY SINGLE MALT WHISKY
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig,
Isle of Islay

CAOL ILA   geen leeftijd vermelding 55 %   INFO          
CASK STRENGHT
ISLAY SINGLE MALT WHISKY
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig,
Isle of Islay

CAOL ILA   12 years old 46 %              INFO
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY    
THE UN-CHILLFILTERED
COLLECTION
ISLAY SINGLE MALT
Matured in a Refill Sherry Butt
Distilled on: 18 th December 1989
Cask No. 5374
Bottled on: 5 th June 2002
Genummerde flessen
812 Bottles
No Chillfiltration
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

CAOL ILA  11 years old 46 %             
THE UN-CHILLFILTERED
COLLECTION
PORT FINISH
Islay Single Malt
Finished in a Refill Port pipe
Distilled on: 28 th January 1991
Bottled on: 12 th September 2002
Cask No. 02/472
Genummerde flessen
1132 Bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

CAOL ILA   17 years old 43 %            
VINTAGE 1984
Distilled on 27 th November 1984
Cask No. 5746 & 47
Bottled on 5 th June 2002
Genummerde flessen
795 Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

CAOL ILA   11 years old 43 %              
VINTAGE 1991
Distilled on 28/1/1991
Cask Nos. 1095 & 96
Bottled on 6/8/2002
Genummerde flessen
842 Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

CAOL ILA   21 years old 58,2 %           
VINTAGE 1981
CASK STRENGHT
Distilled 27.1.81
Cask No. 165
Bottled 26.7.2002
Genummerde flessen
364 Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinb
urgh

CAOL ILA   23 years old 61,7 %                 
RARE MALTS SELECTION
Natural Cask Strenght
Distilled 1978
Bottled May 2002
Limited Edition
Genummerde flessen
Scottish Malt Distillers, Elgin
SOUND OF ISLAY   geen leeftijd vermelding 46 %                 
Non Chill Filtered
Single Islay Malt Whisky
Bottled: 2004
Selected by
the Ultimate Whisky Company, N.L.

CAOL ILA   20 years old 55,3%           INFO     
SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Distilled Jan 83
Bottled Sep 03
Outturn 149 Bottles
Society Cask code 53.71
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Dentist's mouthwash in a butler's pantry'

CAOL ILA    25 years old 59,4%                
THE HIDDEN MALTS
SPECIAL RELEASES 2004  1978/2004
Fine Cask Strenght
Single Malt Whiskies
Natural Cask Strenght
Islay Single Malt Whisky
Limited Edition
6000 numbered Bottles
Caol  Ila Distillery,
Port Askaig, Isle of Islay

CAOL ILA     12 years old 46 %                
AULD REEKIE
'the big smoke'
Bottled: 2004
Duncan Taylor & Co, Ltd, Huntly

CAOL ILA    11 years old 43 %             
1994
THE ULTIMATE
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled  20/1/94
Matured in a Whisky-hog
Cask no.   05/190/2
Bottled 29/3/05
Numbered Bottles
The Ultimate Whisky Company,   N.L

CAOL ILA     10 years old 46 %            
1994
THE ULTIMATE   
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
Distilled 5/9/94
Matured in a Whisky-hog
Cask no.   10888
Bottled  27/6/05
Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
The Ultimate Whisky Company,   N.L.

CAOL ILA    26 years old 50 %            
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled December 1974
Bottled April 2001
294 Bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

CAOL ILA    25 years old 58,4%          INF0    
THE HIDDEN MALTS
SPECIAL RELEASES 2005
Natural Cask Strenght
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled in:1979
Bottled in 2005
Limited Edition
Numbered Bottles
6000 Bottles
Caol IIa Distillery,
Port Askaig, Isle of Islay


CAOL ILA    8 years old 59,8%          INFO   
CLASSIC MALTS SELECTION
SPECIAL RELEASES 2006
Fine Cask Strenght Single Malt Whiskies
'UNPEATED STYLE'
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled in 2006
Limited Edition
From a batch made only once a year, from
unpeated malt, for blending in the 'Highland Style'
Limited Release from 1st fill Bourbon Oak casks
filled in 1997
Only 12.990 bottles worldwide
600 bottles available for the Netherlands
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay

CAOL  ILA                12 years old  43 %                                            
THE  DISTILLERS  EDITION
DOUBLE  MATURED
Moscatel Cask Wood
CLASSIC  MALTS  SELECTION
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
C - si;  3 - 467
Distilled 1995
Bottled 2007
Special Release
Limited Edition
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay  

CAOL ILA    13 years old 43%                 
CLASSIC MALTS SELECTION
THE DISTILLERS EDITION
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
DOUBLE MATURED
MOSCATEL FINISHED
Distilled in 1993
Bottled in 2006
Special Release
Limited Edition
CaoL Ila Distillery, Port Askaig,
Isle of Islay

CAOL  ILA                  Aged  22 years 58,8 %   
19 8 4
SIGNATORY  VINTAGE  
CASK  STRENGHT  COLLECTION
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on: 16/05/1984
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask No: 3631
Numbered Bottles
265 Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

CAOL  ILA                 Aged  32 years 55,7 %                                             
1 9 7 4
SIGNATORY  VINTAGE
CASK  STRENGHT  COLLECTION
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on: 27/12/1974
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask No: 12624
Numbered Bottles
261 Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh
                                                                                                                                                                              
CAOL  ILA                 Aged  32 years 58,4 %                                             
1 9 7 5
SIGNATORY  VINTAGE
CASK  STRENGHT  COLLECTION
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled on: 20/01/1975
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask No: 458
Numbered Bottles
221 Bottles
Natural Colour
Signatory vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

CAOL  ILA      M O C H    43 %  INFO
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Caol Ila Distillery, Port Askaig, Isle of Islay

CAOL  ILA  46 %                     
2 0 0 6
SPIRIT  OF  SCOTLAND
SELECTED  BY  VAN  WEES JUNE 2013
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled: 18/07/2006
Cask Type: Refill Sherry Hogshead
Cask No: 306/199
Bottled:25/07/2013
Specially Selected, Produced and Bottled
by Speymalt Whisky Distributors Limited,
Elgin


                                      
CAOL  ILA
30 years old  51,6 %               
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE
MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
RARE  RESERVE
CELEBRATING THE  500TH  ULTIMATE  BOTTLING
Distilled: 14/12/82
Cask Type: Hogshead
Cask No: 6489
Bottled: 16/08/13
200 Numbered Bottles
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL




CAOL  ILA
VINTAGE  2 0 0 7
7 years old 46 %                                 
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Islay Single Malt
Distilled: 25/09/07
Matured in a Refill Butt
Cask no: 315519
Bottled: 19/03/15
725 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


CAOL  ILA
VINTAGE  2 0 0 3
11years old 46 %                               
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Islay Single Malt
Distilled: 10/09/03
Matured in a Hogshead
Cask no: 302456
Bottled: 19/03/15
344 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky Company.NL


CAOL  ILA INFO
12 year 46 %                                                   
CONNOISSEURS  CHOICE
Distilled 2003
Matured in 1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
Bottled 2015
Natural colour
Non Chill Filtration
Specially selected, produced and
bottled by Gordon & Macphail, Elgin


CAOL  ILA
7 years  46 %                                     
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Islay Single Malt
Distilled: 16/06/08
Matured in a Bourbon Barrel
Cask no: 311744
Bottled: 20/08/15
322 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltration
Selected by The Ultimate
Whisky Company.NL.

Port Askaig, Islay, Argyll.

Licentiehouder: Bulloch Lade & Co, Ltd. Onderdeel van Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. (S.M.D.). De malt divisie van United Distillers Ltd. Eigendom van Guinness.
Caol Ila is Keltisch voor 'Zeeengte van Islay', dat is de Sound of Islay, die Islay scheidt van Jura.
Caol Ila werd gebouwd door Hector Henderson, die in 1835 huurder was van de Union distil-leerderij (1826 - 1850) en de ernaast gelegen Campbeltown distilleerderij ( 1815 - 1924).
Hector Henderson had zich juist teruggetrokken van Littlemill.
Er heerste tussen 1835 en 1844 de ernstigste depressie van de 19e eeuw, er werden 61 distilleerderijen gesloten in die periode.
Ondanks het weinige vertrouwen dat er was in de malt whiskyindustrie, was er optimisme voor wat betreft de whisky van Islay, die waren toen meer gevraagd dan de lichtere Lowland malts.
Het is ook mogelijk dat Hector Henderson is overgehaald door de landeigenaar op Islay, Walter Frederick Campbell, die zocht naar meer werk en welvaart voor zijn mensen op Islay, en meehielp met het stichten van een twaalftal distilleerderijen op Islay, waaronder de sinds lange tijd niet meer bestaande Daill, Newton, Tallant, Lossit en Mulindry, allen grote boerderij distilleerderijen.
Ook was het water afkomstig van Torrabolls Loch van een uitstekende kwaliteit, en het verval zo groot dat het kon dienen als aandrijving voor de machinerie.
Ook in 1847 kocht Henderson de Camlachie distilleerderij, (1834 - 1920) ook bekend als Whitevale en Loch Katrine, en breidde de distilleerderij aanzienlijk uit.
In 1849 was de huurder van de grond van Caol Ila een zekere William Campbell, mogelijk een financier.
In 1850 ging Hector Henderson een compagnonschap aan met Mr Lamont om Lochindal (1829 1929) over te kunnen nemen.
In 1852 ging Henderson Lamont & Co bankroet.
De whiskyindustrie beleefde weer een heel moeilijke periode: er was een matigings beweging en de regering streefde erna de verschillen in accijnzen geheven In Engeland en Schotland te egaliseren, wat betekende dat de accijnzen in Schotland werden verhoogd.
Veel distilleerderijen overleefden dit niet en tussen 1850 en 1857 sloten 30 distilldeerijen.
Norman Buchanan, eigenaar van de Isle of Jura distilleerderij op Jura, nam Caol Ila over in 1853 over en ging in 1863 bankroet.
Bulloch Lade & Co namen Caol Ila in 1863 over.
Bulloch Lade & Co was ontstaan in 1856 toen Lade & Co fuseerden met Bulloch & Co, eigenaars van Loch Katrine (ook bekend als Camlachie en Whiteval te Glasgow en Lossit op Islay.

Bulloch Lade & Co was een grote onderneming, het waren voorraadhoudende handelaars, makelaars en ook blenders met een heel bekend merk Bulloch Lade Gold Label, dat niet al-leen in Engeland en Schotland werd verkocht maar ook werd geëxporteerd.
In 1868 werd Benmore (1868 - 1927) werd gebouwd door Bulloch Lade & Co.
In 1879 werd Caol Ila uitgebreid en gemoderniseerd en een aanlegpier werd gebouwd waar aan- en afvoer van goederen kon plaats vinden, onafhankelijk van eb en vloed, ook deden de stoomschepen van David MacBrayne de pier tweemaal per week aan.
Caol Ila produceerde toen 670.000 liter spirit per jaar.
De jaren tachtig waren de jaren van voorspoed voor de Schotse whiskyindustrie, blended whiskies werden overal in de wereld verkocht en distilleerderijen werden vergroot en nieuw gebouwd.
Het succes van de blend Bulloch Lade Gold Label was zo groot dat op zeker moment er niet meer voldoende whisky in voorraad was.
Intussen begon de smaak van het publiek te veranderen naar lichtere, vriendelijker smaken en distillateurs op zoek naar plaatsen voor een nieuwe distilleerderij richten zich op het Speyside gebied, mede ook doordat er intussen spoorweglijnen liepen die Schotland ver-bonden met zeehavens en Engeland.
Met het frauduleus bankroet van de gebroeders Pattison te Leith in 1899 waren de jaren van voorspoed voor de Schotse whiskyindustrie voor heel lange tijd voorbij, in feite tot na de tweede wereldoorlog.
Veel distilleerderijen sloten, blenders, handelaren gingen failliet of gingen in liquidatie.
Na 1900, na de depressie volgend op de Boerenoorlog, die de Engelsen voerden in Zuid-Af rika, kwam de eerste wereldoorlog, de depressie die toen volgde, de Amerikaanse droog-legging en juist toen de markt opveerde, kwam de tweede wereldoorlog, toen ook zo goed als alle distilleerderijen werden gesloten.
De Distillers Company Ltd, (D.C.L), gevormd in 1877 door het samengaan van distilleerderij en in de Lowland saneerden onder de leiding van zijn directeur William Henry Ross ( 1862 - 1944) de whiskyindustrie gedurende de volgende jaren tot in 1987 The Distillers Company Ltd zelf in 1987, tegen hun zin, en frauduleus werden overgenomen door Guinness.
Bulloch Lade & Co gingen in 1920 in liquidatie met voorraden ter waarde van een half miljoen pond.
J.P. O'Brien Ltd, zelf op het punt staand in liquidatie te gaan, waren de kopers, maar verkochten de onderneming meteen door aan een consortium onder de leiding van The Distillers Company Ltd, met Dewars, Watsons of Dundee, W. P. Lowrie.
De naam werd Caol Ila Distillery Co, Ltd, en die werd geleid door Robertson & Baxter. Loch Katrine kwam in het bezit van The Distillers Company en werd in 1920 gesloten.
Benmore werd overgenomen door een nieuwe onderneming Benmore Distilleries Ltd, die ook Lochhead (1824 - 1928) in Campbeltown, Lochindaal (1829 - 1929) op Islay en Dallas Dhu (1851 - 1983).over namen.
Benmore distilleerderij sloot in 1927.
Benmore Distilleries werd in 1929 overgenomen door The Distillers Company Ltd.
De gebouwen van de Benmore distilleerderij doen nu dienst als busgarage.

Robertson & Baxter voerden veranderingen in om op de kosten te besparen.
The Distillers Company Ltd, nam Caol Ila in 1927 over, samen met partners en deden de leiding over aan Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd.
In 1930 kwamen alle aandelen in het bezit van S.M.D.
In die tijd had Caol Ila ook een 'Mission Hall', waar 'services are held every Sunday during the summer months by a divinity student from Glasgow or Edinburgh University and during the winter by the local minister every third Sunday'.
Caol Ila was gesloten van 1941 tot 1945.
In April 1972 ging Caol Ila weer dicht, nu om totaal verbouwd te worden, kosten hiervan be-droegen meer dan een miljoen pond.
Op 30 Maart 1974 werd Caol Ila weer opgestart met zes ketels (inclusief twee van de oude distilleerderij) die met stoom worden verhit door een met olie gestookte boiler.
De mout komt van Port Ellen.
Het water van Loch nam Ban
Er staan acht washbacks van elk 57000 liter
De drie Wash stills hebben een inhoud van elk 19000 liter, de drie Spirit stills elk 12.500 liter.
De output is 3,5 miljoen liter spirit.
De distilleerderij is 44 weken in produktie per jaar.
Werkten er vroeger 30 tot 40 man, nu zijn dat er 12.
De whisky wordt gelagerd in ex-Bourbon vaten
Tot 1972 bracht de Pibroch gerst, kolen en lege vaten via de eigen pier naar Caol Ila.
Er liggen ook vaten met Caol Ila te rijpen in de lagerpakhuizen van de in 1929 gesloten Lochindaal distilleerderij bij Port Charlotte.
In de zomer van 2000 gaat Caol Ila ertoe over zijn mout niet meer te turfroken, dit om in de behoefte van de blenders te voorzien.
Guinness nam Arthur Bell & Sons Limited in 1986 over en in 1987 The Distillers Company Ltd. (D.C.L.). Beiden tegen hun zin.
In 1988 werden beide groepen van bedrijven samengevoegd om verder te gaan met de nieuwe naam United Distillers Limited.
Op 12 Mei 1997 staakt de Fransman Bernard Arnault van L M V H zijn verzet tegen de fusie van Guinness en Grand Metropolitan voor een afkoopsom van ƒ 800.000.000.
De nieuwe naam van de gefuseerden zou eerst G M G Brands worden maar op 22 October werd bekend gemaakt dat de naam Diageo zou worden, afgeleid van het Latijnse woord voor dag, en het Griekse woord voor wereld.
Diageo wordt het grootste drankenconcern ter wereld, groter dan Seagram en Allied Domecq samen en met een omzet van 40 miljard gulden.
Op 28 Maart 1998 verkoopt Diageo het whiskymerk Dewar's en het ginmerk Bombay voor £ 1,15 miljard aan Bacardi Martini. Het afstoten van de twee merken was een voorwaarde die door de Amerikaanse mededingingsautoriteiten was gesteld aan de goedkeuring van de fusie van Guinness en Grand Metropolitan.

Dewar's heeft een omzet van ruim één miljard gulden en een marktaandeel van 10 %. Het merk is marktleider in de V.S.
Diageo is de overkoepelende naam voor de ondernemingen United Distillers & Vintners, (U.D.V.) Pilsbury, Guinness en Burger King.
Onderdeel van de verkoop houdt ook in de overname van de distilleerderijen Aberfeldy, Aultmore, Craigellachie en Royal Brackla door Bacardi Martini.
Balmenach wordt in December 1997 verkocht aan Inver House.
De Mash tun is 11,5 ton.
De acht Wash backs zijn elk 57.000 liter.
De drie Wash stills zijn 19.000 liter, de drie Spirit stills elk 12.500 liter en worden met stoom verhit.

Caol Ila Distillery

Port Askaig, Isle of Islay, Argyllshire
Caol Ila is the Gaelic name for the strait that separates Islay from Jura: the Sound of Islay. Hector Henderson used it for the distillery he built, facing the strait, in 1846, the year when he withdrew from partnership in Littlemill Distillery, Dunbartonshire. The attraction of the remote and beautiful site must have been the abundance of suitable water, from a fall that could be harnessed to provide power. Henderson's business was sequestrated in 1854, when Norman Buchanan, of Glasgow and the Isle of Jura Distillery, took over Caol Ila. He in turn ceased trading in 1863, when the distillery was acquired by Bulloch Lade & Co.,  who already owned Loch Katrine Distillery, Glasgow, and would shortly build Benmore, at Campbeltown.
Caol Ilawas "much extended and improved" by Bulloch Lade in 1879, according to Alfred Barnard in The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom, 1887. It stood "on the very verge of the sea... in a deep recess of the mountain, mostly cut out of the" solid rock... Messrs. Bulloch Lade & Co. have built a fine pier at which vessels can load and unload at any state of the tide, and besides the chartered vessels arriving with barley, etc., there are two of David MacBrayne's steamers calling here twice a week for whisky. The buildings connected with the works are of solid construction and handsome appearance; they are all built of stone, hewn from the adjacent rocks. The Distillery... is arranged in the most modern style and possesses all the newest appliances..."
Annual output was then over 140 gallons (3,815 hectolitres). Bulloch Lade, of 4 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, and 36 Mark Lane, London, E.C., were in a good position to sell the make. They were stockholders and commission agents for Scotch whiskies which they blended for trade customers. According to Industries of Glasgow, a book published in 1888, they enjoyed "a very great volume of trade which extends throughout the whole of Scotland and England, is particularly well-developed in the latter country, and takes first position in the leading export markets".
Bulloch Lade was one of many Scotch whisky companies that went into voluntary liquidation as a result of the difficulties they met during and after the Great War. The next owners were Caol Ila Distillery Co. Ltd, incorporated in 1920. This company, managed by Robertson & Baxter Ltd., of Glasgow, devoted a great deal of capital expenditure to general improvements and to reduction of the costs of production. The Distillers Company Limited and its associates obtained control of Caol Ila Distillery Co. in 1927, when its management was transferred to Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. That company obtained ownership of all the shares three years later. Its secretary wrote in 1934 that the buildings contained "the most up-to-date plant and

machinery. There is a plentiful water supply, and all elevators, conveyors and electric dynamos are driven by water turbines".
At that time the distillery premises included a Mission Hall, where "services are held every Sunday during the summer months by a divinity student from Glasgow or Edinburgh University, and during the winter by the local minister every third Sunday".
Caol Ila Distillery was closed, on account of wartime restrictions on the supply of barley to distillers, from 1941 to 1945.
By the 1970's SMD needed to expand at Caol Ila, and since the
main buildings were outworn, it was decided to demolish the entire structure, with the exception of the warehouses, and to build a new distillery which would retain the architectural character of its predecessor, and use the traditional methods of malt whisky production, with the benefit of premises that were incomparably better planned and equipped with new machinery. Production stopped in April 1972 and restarted on 30 January 1974 with 6 stills (including 2 from the old distillery) heated by steam from an oil-fired boiler. The cost of the project amounted to over one million pounds.
Until 1972, SMD's motor vessel Pibroch brought malting barley, coal and empty casks straight to Caol Ila's pier, returning to Glasgow with filled casks of whisky. Today the distillery obtains malt from Port Ellen makings and despatches whisky by road via roll-on, roll-off ferries at Port Askaig and Port Ellen.
The main supply of water comes from Loch nam Ban (Torra-bolls Loch), "over which" (Barnard wrote in his most lyrical vein) "ever and anon the fragrant breeze from the myrtle and blooming heather is wafted". SMD have water rights from IslayEstates to the supply from this loch, located about three-quarters of a mile (1.2 km.) from the distillery. A cooling system is installed at CaoIla where hot water from condensers in the distillery is pumped through a sea-water condenser, cooled and returned for re-use in the still house condensers. This system is invaluable in the summer months when water is in short supply.
Barnard noted in 1887 that "comfortable dwellings have been provided for the employees, forming quite a little village in themselves, and we envied the healthy life of these men and their families". Today Scottish Malt Distillers Ltd. own 23 houses for this purpose.
The distiller's licence is held by Bulloch Lade & Co. Ltd., of Glasgow, proprietors of Bulloch Lade and Old Rarity Scotch whiskies.

Coal Ila Distellery Factfile

Distillery operating hours   5 days a week, 24 hours a day
Number of employees   11 full-time, 1 seasonal
Water source   Loch Nam Ban
Water reserve   not known
Water colour   brown
peat content of water   trace
Malt source   Port Ellen
Own floor malt ings   no
Malt type   Optic-
Malt specification phenols   average 35 pprn (Caol Ila)
  0 ppn (Caol Ila Highland)
Finished spirit phenols   average 12-1 3 ppni (Caol Ila);
  0 ppm (Caol. Ila HighIand)
Malt storage   250 tonnes
Mill type   Poleus, installed late 1950s
Grist storage   23 tonnes
Mash tun construction   cast iron, steel bottom, copper top, Lauter
Mash size   11.5 tonnes
First water   42.000 litres at 68 oC
Second water   13.500 litres at 76  oC
Third water   44.000 litres at 79 oC
Number of washbacks   8
Washback construction   Oregon pine
Washback charge   54.000 litres
Yeast   Mauri cultered yeast
Amount of yeast   150 kg per washback
l.enght of fermentation   80 hours (shorts: week) 120 hours (long:
weekend)
Initial fermentation temperalure   16 oC
Strenght of wash   8 per cent abv
Number of wash stills   3
Wash stills built   1974
Wash still capacity   35.345 litres
Wash still charge   18.000 litres (51 per cent of capacity)
Heat source   steam pans
Wash still height   23 feet (7 metres)
Wash still shape   plain
Lyne arm   gently descending (10 oC)
Lenght of low-wines run   c. 4 hours
CAOL ILA (1846

Low-wines collection range            42 per cent abv - 1 per cent abc
Number of spirit stills   3
Spirit still built   1974
Spirit still capacity   29.549 litres
Spirit still charge   11.000 - 12.000 litres (37-41 per cent of capacity)
Strenght of spirit still charge        c. 28 per cent abv
Heat source   steam coils
Spirit still height   20 feet (6.09 m)
Spirit still shape   plain
Lyne arm   very gently descending (5oC)
Purifier    no
Condensers   six, internally sited, 10 feet 6 inches (3.2 m) long,
  each containing 171 one-inch (2.54 cm) tubes
Lenght of foreshot run   around 25-30 minutes
Lenght of spirit run   2 - 3 hours
Lenght of feints run   about 3 hours
Spirit cut   75 per cent abv - 65 per cent abv
Distilling strenght   70.5 per cent average
Storage strenght   63.5 per cent abv
Average spirit yield   403 litres of pure alcohol per tonne of malt (2003)
Disposal of pot ale and spent lees     dispersed in Sound of Islay
Type of cask filled for branded malt    American oak hogsheads and barrels
  for Hidden Malts series
Current annual output   3.500.000 litres of pure alcohol
Number of warehouses   1 on Islay, but all stock now tankered off Islay
for filling and ageing
Type of warehouses   dunnage (on Islay); racked (on mainland)
Storage capacity on Islay   3.000 casks and diminishing
Percentage of branded malt entirely   
aged on Islay   almost none
Vatting and bottling location          matured at Blackgrange, Cambus,
  Carsebridge, Menstrie or Leven;
  vatted and bottled at Leven (in Fife)
Distillery expressions   10- year old (approx) cask-strenght
  (55 per cent, non-chill-filtered)
  12- year old
  18- year old
Major blending roles   Johnnie Walker range; Bells; Black Bottle
Bron: Peat, Smoke & Fire by Andrew Jefford

CLASSIC MALTS OF SCOTLAND

October 2005
De Classic Malts of Scotland serie, bestaande uit:
Glenkinchie 10 years old,
Dalwhinnie 15 years old,
Cragganmore 12 years old,
Oban 14 years old,
Talisker 10 years old,
Lagavulin 16 years old

verandert van samenstelling
Oban 14 year old wordt vervangen door Glen Elgin 12 years old, Lagavulin 16 years old wordt vervangen door Caol Ila 12 years old
Dit komt omdat de betrokken distilleerderijen de produktie niet meer aankunnen.

CLASSIC MALT SELECTION
tegelijkertijd wordt onder de naam Classic Malts Selection een 3- Bottle Plinth uitgebracht met:
Glen Elgin 12 years old,
Talisker 10 years old,
Caol Ila 12 years old

Glen Elgin
Speyside
12 years old
FRUITY
Natuur geuren 15 %
Fruitigheid 60 %
Turf 10 %
Houttonen 15 %
deze malt kenmerkt zich door zijn volle en zachte smaak met een explosie van vers geel fruit
Talisker
Skye
10 years old
POWERFUL
Natuur geuren
Fruitigheid 30 %
Turf 70 %
Houttonen
een aromatische, explosieve en prikkelende malt van Skye die uiteindelijk ook zoete tonen laat proeven
CAOL ILA
Islay
12 years old
SMOKY
Natuur geuren 50 %
Fruitigheid
Turf 50 %
Houttonen
een malt met een duidelijk karakter, krachtig compleet met zee-aroma's en de geur van hout-vuur.

October 2005
Diageo has announced that its 2005 Annual Rare Malts Selection will be the last.
The collection will consist of four cask strenght single malts from closed distilleries; Glen Mhor 28 years old, Millburn 35 years old, Glendullan 26 years old and Linkwood 30 years old.
Dr. Nicholas Morgan, global malts marketing director commented: 'As the Special Releases are now well established, it makes less sence to continue selecting and promoting a parallel series of Rare Malts with his own separate indentity'.
In future, all premium and rare whiskies will be made available in the annual Special Releases series.


2 April 2011

Diageo will this summer begin a million - pound overhaul of its Coal Ila distillery

It will cost a 3,5 pound, which will include a upgrade and replace equipment  and
will increase  the output with 700.000 litres a year.

Islay Single Malt, of all whiskies are the most
pungent on nose and palate.
They are noted for peaty, briny and seaweedy                                                                                    characteristics

Caol Ila has remained almost as a secret Islay
malt.

The name is pronounced 'cull - eela'Gaelic for
'Sound of Islay'. The distillery is located in a
cove near Port Askaig.

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