Gordon & Macphail Caol Ila 13yr Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Gordon & Macphail Caol Ila 13yr Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 46866 750mL
$64.96/ Single Bottle
$389.76/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

A perfect example of why independent bottlers are so valuable. This well aged single malt from this tremendously vital distiller is Caol Ila in all its smoky, citrusy, tropical and mineral glory, offered here at an older statement than the distiller's own standard and at a fraction of the cost. Superb.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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