Pronounced “Cull Eela." It’s the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura.
Reopened in August 2022 after an exciting renovation project, visit Caol lla, The Islay Home of Johnnie Walker. Join us for our signature tour at Caol Ila, Flavour Journey, for a full-sensory, immersive experience. Led by an expert guide, you’ll delve into the rich story of Caol Ila and learn how we became the Islay Home of Johnnie Walker – one of the Four Corners of Scotland distilleries whose liquids make up the blend. This 90-minute experience includes a tour of the distillery, including our sensory story room, before a tutored tasting of 3 drams and a wee cocktail served in the bar. Enjoy breath-taking views of the Paps of Jura, while you sip and learn about the flavours of Caol Ila and Johnnie Walker.