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Caol Ila Unpeated Stitchell Reserve (2013 Special Releases) Review

Caol Ila Unpeated Stitchell Reserve Every year Caol Ila release an unpeated version for the Special Releases and this was the 2013 release version.

Named after distillery manager Billy Stitchell who retired this year, this bottling honours his 39 years at Caol Ila, following in the footsteps of four previous generations of his family!

The nose on this is outstanding, soft, sweet fudgey, and fruity and completely not what you expect from a Caol Ila, it’s an absolute corker of a dram that deserved to be called a Special Release.

Sold out everywhere i could see, although you can still buy a sample from Master of Malt

Tasting Notes & Details


Light and fresh with citrus notes whiff of light sweet lemongrass smoke really sweet almost artificial sweetener and hints of soft creamy devon fudge, then soft stewed very sweet orchard fruits


Lots of smoke here lemongrass and cherry bake wells lots of sweetness, those cheap gummy bears, edges of earthy smoke then lots of juicy pears


Sweet and soft smoke

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Caol Ila Unpeated Stitchell Reserve (2013 Special Releases)
Age: NAS
ABV: 59.60
Distiller: Caol Ila
Bottler: Caol Ila
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 06/12/2015 by Tom

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