Sheltered in a hidden bay just north of Port Askaig, and set amongst stunning scenery is now the largest malt whisky distillery on Islay. (Pronounced ‘cull-eela’). Situated on the North Eastern shores of Islay, with magnificent views across the Sound of Islay to the spectacular Paps of Jura. This setting gave easy access to the little puffer boats which took the whisky out for over 100 years.
Sniff the air over a glass and smoky, sea-fresh aromas recall an age, not so long ago, when fishing and cutting peat were the traditional occupations in this part of Scotland. Few men make a living cutting peat on the island today, but the old traditions lives on in the skills of the distillery workers and in the ingredients they still use at Caol Ila.
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