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Caol Ila Unpeated Stitchell Reserve (2013 Special Release)

(70cl, 59.6%)
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Caol Ila Unpeated 2013 Bottling Note

Named after distillery manager Billy Stitchell who retires this year, this bottling honours his 39 years at Caol Ila, following in the footsteps of four previous generations of his family! The eighth unpeated Caol Ila single malt from Diageo's Special Releases, it is taken from American Oak, rejuvenated American Oak and ex-bodega European Oak casks.
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Caol Ila Unpeated 2013 (3cl Sample)
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Sweet and fairly innocuous at first. Hint of distant seaweed, citrus, chopped green apple. Some creamy fudge slowly develops.

Palate: Sawn wood, pine cones and some needles, those Haribo sweets that have the white bit on them (you know what I mean).

Finish: Wood spices, Rich Tea biscuits.

Overall: A lovely dram and an appropriate way to celebrate Billy Stitchell’s 39 years at the distillery.

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    User Reviews of the Caol Ila Unpeated Stitchell Reserve (2013 Special Release)

    Yes! But no.

    Nose: very sweet. I get honey.
    Palate: Very fiery (which it should be at this ABV) so add water. Honey carries over to the palate. Little peat (can't take the peat out of the Islay I guess). Imagine scotch date-raped Sauternes and this was the bastard child of that horrible night. Bananna, pineapple, smoked vanilla.

    Unfortunately, this doesn't quite come together harmoniously for me. It is worth seeking out to try, but I would have a hard time buying a bottle at this price.

    25th April 2014

    Peppery, quite strong

    Starts off a bit sweet with hints of citrus. Then the peppery bit kicks in. It's good... Not great though.

    30th March 2014

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