Caol Ila Unveils 24 Year Old Whisky To Celebrate 175th Anniversary

Caol Ila 24 Year Old

Caol Ila has unveiled a 24 Year Old single malt Scotch to celebrate its 175th anniversary in 2021. The Islay whisky producer has released just 3,000 bottles of the commemorative expression.

Caol Ila 24 Year Old Bottle

Bottled at 52.1% ABV, the Caol Ila 24 Year Old is described as “an elegant Islay Single Malt with a cornucopia of fresh fruits on the nose, followed by a powerfully peaty whisper of smoke. On first sip, an intense sweetness lights up the palate, balanced with a kiss of salt and a delicate kick of pepper. A long, warm finish with a prickle of soft spice, rich cocoa, and the lingering smoke of glowing campfire embers.“

“It’s fantastic to celebrate more than 175 years of Caol Ila with a brilliant bottle that showcases the distillery’s characteristic smoky smoothness and sweet sea air aromas,” said Sam Hale, distillery manager. “It honours the long-standing legacy of Caol Ila as Islay’s hidden treasure and I’m sure it will be a hit with our fans, who we look forward to welcoming when we open the doors to our re-imagined visitor experience.”

The 24-year-old whisky is available to purchase from selected specialist retailers, malts.com and Lagavulin distillery on Islay (which is currently closed), and is priced at £295 ($399 USD) per 700ml bottle.

For more information, head over to Caol Ila’s official website.

Later this year, Caol Ila will become the fourth and final site of the “four corners” distilleries to reopen with a revamped visitor center as part of Diageo’s £185 million ($250m USD) investment into the transformation of its Scotch whisky visitor experiences.
The other three distilleries that have already reopened after upgrades are Glenkinchie in the Lowlands, Cardhu in Speyside, and Clynelish in the Highlands. In September, Diagro opened the crown jewel of its multi-million-pound tourism investment, Johnnie Walker Princes Street.