Hints of anise, soft peaty smoke, and rich coffee notes
Flowing on the palate is a wisp of salt-water taffy, vanilla and sweet grain
Classic Islay peat lingers with a smoky balance
Aged 7 Years
Cases Available (6/750ML) 35
Bottling Strength 55.80% alc/vol
Cask Type Bourbon
Year Founded 1846
Water Source Loch Name Ban
Coal Ila Distillery Fact
Coal Ila is one of the lighter Islay whiskies. While lighter in color than its powerful neighbors, it has distinctive floral and peppery notes which complement the traditional Islay peat flavor.
In 1986, the distillery became part of the United Distillers conglomerate, leading to the first “semi-official” bottling range in 1989, Flora & Fauna. Although official bottlings have not always been frequently released from Coal Ila, today they’re much easier to source. In addition to the official bottling, independent bottling of the whisky has been well received by the international whisky community. The 1993 12-year-old bottled by Wilson & Morgan received the silver medal at the Malt Maniacs Awards in 2005.