Caol Ila (Gaelic for Sound of Islay) which is pronounced as col eela. The name relates directly to its location, directly on the shore of the Sound of Islay less than a mile north from Port Askaig.
The middle child of the standard age specific Caol Ila family is the 18 year old. The 18 year is bottled at the brand’s regular 43% ABV. That much time in the barrel is noted for diminishing the whisky’s smoke, while a mixture of refill casks were used so as to play down the impact of the wood.