Caol Ila - 15 Year Old (The Manager's Dram)

LOT #27809
£4,150.00 €4,716.89$5,203.27
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Lot Information

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Islay
  • Distillery status: Operational
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Age: 15
  • Bottles Produced: -
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • Delivery weight: 2.00kg
  • Strength: 63%

About the distillery

Caol Ila is derived from Gaelic Caol Ìle for "Sound of Islay" in reference to the distillery's location overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura. It was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson. The distillery did not fare well, and changed hands in 1854 when Norman Buchanan, owner of the Isle of Jura Distillery, took over.

In 1863 the business was acquired by Bulloch Lade & Co, of Glasgow, traders in whisky stocks. According to the 1871 census, Duncan Johnston was the Distillery Manager at the time. Duncan was the nephew of John Johnston of Lagavulin and cousin to the Laphroaig Johnstons and so the family were involved with yet another distillery on the island. By the 1880s over 147,000 gallons of whisky were produced there each year.

Pronunciation : "kool-eela"

Other Information

A sherry cask whisky specially selected and bottled at natural cask strength for the S.M.D. staff association. 

Signed and dated 25th July 1990. 





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Date / Time Bid Amount
23/06/19 07:35 £4,150.00 €4,716.89$5,203.27
23/06/19 07:35 £4,000.00 €4,546.40$5,015.20
23/06/19 07:35 £3,750.00 €4,262.25$4,701.75
23/06/19 07:34 £3,500.00 €3,978.10$4,388.30
23/06/19 07:34 £3,250.00 €3,693.95$4,074.85
14/06/19 21:25 £3,000.00 €3,409.80$3,761.40
14/06/19 19:54 £75.00 €85.25$94.04

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