Caol Ila Whisky

Caol Ila translates from Gaelic to mean ‘Sound of Islay’ which refers to the narrow strait of water which separates the islands of Islay and Jura; it is often considered one of the most remote and picturesque locations in Scotland. This historic distillery, built in 1846, sits on the shores of the sound and lifts its water from the adjoining Loch Nam Ban. The Caol Ila distillery was founded more than 150 years ago, but the building was demolished and completely rebuilt on the same spot in 1974, including reproduction of the original stills designs. It is now the largest distillery on the island and sits in stunning surroundings looking across to the Paps of Jura.