Caol Ila Distillery
Islay’s hidden gem nestled down at the sleepy bay of Caol Ila lies the islands biggest distillery. Pronounced 'cull-eela' the distillery is situated on the North Eastern shores of Islay with magnificent views across the Sound of Islay to the spectacular Paps of Jura. Like all of Islay’s distilleries Caol Ila is surrounded in some if Scotland’s most beautiful scenery. Sitting on the edge of the sound of Islay Caol Ila stands tall and proud alongside the fast flowing water separating Islay from Jura making it one of the most picture perfect settings for a distillery. Caol Ila is Islay’s giant producing more than double the spirit of the other distilleries on the island. Purpose built to produce over 7 million litres of spirit each year Caol Ila distillery allows visitors to see large scale whisky production at its best.
Fresh and fruity, with hints of sea salt, Caol Ila offers a subtle take on western island smokiness.
Try with smoked cod served with butter and chopped egg.