Smell: Sea salt, spice interspersed with sweet fresh fruit, fresh woody notes, and then a hint of Indian spice. It's like the kind of Indian street food that is "clean and hygienic" with a bunch of spices. I have never eaten it. The taste is what I imagined to correspond to. I know it is very irresponsible to say this, but this is unspeakable. This is the first thing that comes to my mind.
Taste: Fruit candy, as the saying goes, smooth as silk, XXXX enjoys silky smoothness (not...). The sweet and sour balance is very good, with a little cinnamon + licorice, and a little caramel, it feels like opening a copy, and the wine can keep unlocking new flavors when it stays in the mouth. It even seemed a little smoky at the end.
End rhyme: I somehow feel a bit like some rum. The main reason is that the wood tone is more obvious, and the mouth is actually very dry when waiting for the final rhyme...
I have reason to suspect that this is a multi-drinking NAS. Even if it is a NAS, I feel that it has 10yo+, which is not a joke. After all, the name actually commemorates the retirement of the old Stitchell. In order to highlight the "Stitchell Reserve", it is possible to directly remove the wine age mark to make the wine name more conspicuous. Five generations of the Stitchell family have worked conscientiously for Caol Ila, and it would not be a shame to have such a thing to commemorate. In fact, this thing is very happy to drink, but I did not drink too much to understand.
The description of the barrel type of WB is also slightly problematic. It says "Refill American Oak, Rejuvenated American Oak". In fact, according to the bottle body, it should be "Refill and Rejuvenated American Oak and Ex-Bodega European Oak Casks". I'm tired of pointing them out anyway, and they don't seem very happy to fix them. I should be the only one who found this problem and tried to correct it, but no one knows when it will finally be corrected. Let someone else do this.