An 18-year-old Caol Ila single malt, bottled by the German independent bottler Sansibar in collaboration with the Taiwanese Spirits Shop’ Selection. The whisky was distilled in 1997 and matured in a sherry butt for 18 years. It was bottled in 2015 at 40.2%. Caol Ila is the largest distillery on Islay. It was founded in 1846 by Hector Henderson, a distillery owner from Glasgow. Caol Ila is Gaelic for ‘Sound of Islay’ referring to the distillery’s scenic location overlooking the strait between Islay and Jura. Only 599 bottles of Caol Ila 1997 Spirits Shop’ Selection & Sansibar 2015 have been released.