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Caol Ila Stitchell Reserve

Overall rating
86.25/100
votes
121
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Unpeated Style
Bottled
2013
Casktype
Refill American Oak, Rejuvenated American Oak
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5000281034553
Added on
08 Sep 2013 11:15 am
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 94,66

26 × in wishlist

121 × member ratings

337 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila Stitchell Reserve

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.25 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful, golden and dusty malt, some scents of lemon and then vanilla.
      With water, toffee notes.
    • Taste
      Warm and powerful malt, supported by vanilla.
    • Finish
      Aromatic profile similar to the above, with caramel as a bonus.

      It is always interesting to be able to taste the Caol Ila distillate without peat. Nevertheless, I was not transported more than that.

      Enthusiasm 3/5
      Whisky n ° 2106

  2. Steven79 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. ballunder scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    An odd bird this one. A non-age statement unpeated Caol Ila. Typically unpeated Caol Ila carries an age statement but not this one and its youth shows. One of the more potent whiskies I've had and it could have used a bit more age to take the edge of. The heat on the finish tends to wipe out the preceding taste(s) still on the palette. Alright so here we go:
    N: Through the thick alcohol fog that blows off this one you get vanilla and butter. I am struggling to detect any fruit here.
    P:A kick in the nut sack right up front but step over that and there is honey and caramel beyond. Shades of smokiness. Wow. Potent
    F:Hot and quick. A little bit drying too.

    Definitely one to finish with. Your taste buds can become a bit singed from the raw nature of this one. Still, it was kind of fun.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. interman scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Not very strong aroma. Honey dew melon? Some figs. Nice though.

  6. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is another "Unpeated Style" whisky from Coal Ila that fits right into the space. Lovely fruits, very direct like other unpeated versions of Caol Ila.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Vanilla, tropical fruits (banana, pineapple), yellow fruits (some lemon, orange peal, apricots), apples, pears, some caramel.
    • Taste
      Again: Vanilla, tropical fruits (banana, pineapple), yellow fruits (some lemon, orange peal), apples, caramel.
    • Finish
      Long. Fruits (oranges, lemon, pineapple) and some spicy oak.

  7. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nice malt. I like it very much
    • Nose
      Apricots, apples, pears, vanilla, malt, floral. Maritime, salty notes.
    • Taste
      Nice fruity. Peaches and pears. Vanilla. Then the keg comes through. Beautiful oak notes. Slightly musty. Citrus notes. salt and pepper
    • Finish
      The Pfeffrigkeit remains. Oak, caramel and vanilla remain

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Pastry, peach, and a little banana.
    • Taste
      Honey, malt, peach and pepper. With water more dough-like and less spicy.
    • Finish
      Malt, orange, peach and cocoa.

  9. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Quite complex, nice nose.

    The alcohol gives it a good punch, but the sweetness still make it gentle.

    Enjoyed this one.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blindverkostung
    • Nose
      Powerful. Fruity notes. Apples. Pears. Peach. Pineapple. Flowery, associations with a woman's perfume. Very sweet with caramel syrup, honey and vanilla behind. Red Bull. Licorice.
    • Taste
      Slow start. Only slowly show fruity and spicy notes. Apples. Pineapple. Haribo peaches. Honey. Oak.
    • Finish
      Long. Fruity start with apples and pears. Haribo peaches again. Becoming spicier. Oak. Dry finish.

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