Caol Ila Distillery was established in 1846 by Hector Henderson, who later sold it to Bulloch Lade. In 1927, Bulloch Lade merged with DCL (now Diageo), who still operate the distillery today. The original site was torn down in 1972 and replaced by a new one. Upon reopening in 1974, Caol Ila became the largest single malt producer on Islay. Despite this, its single malt brand was lost during the time of United Distillers, but returned in 2002 with the revival of its 12-year-old by Diageo. During this time, independent releases like the Flora & Fauna helped showcase the beloved single malt.
This whisky was distilled in 2009 and aged in refill Hogshead #20041 before being bottled in 2022. It is one of 338 bottles.