Caol Ila Stitchell Reserve “Unpeated Malt”

New Limited Release at Lukas Liquor Superstore

Caol Ila Stitchell Reserve

“Unpeated Malt”

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 Caol Ila Stitchell Reserve

 

An Unpeated Expression

This unpeated limited edition, natural cask strength Caol Ila (59.6% ABV), has been aged in three kinds of cask reserved for taste alone. It has a clean and fresh as the pale sky that follows clearing rain, its intense flavors dancing across the tongue like flecks of foam over wind-blasted waves.

Billy Stitchell of Caol Ila

In His Own Words

“How many can say that they have spent their entire working life in a place where their forbearers all worked too? I’m proud to say that I can. I have worked at the Caol Ila Distillery for 40 years; as a manager for 15 years of that time. When I came to work here my father, my grandfathers, my great-grandfather and my great-great-grandfather had done so before me.

Five generations and over 130 years of our know-how has gone into this small batch of Stitchell Reserve and I think you’ll find it a magnificent Caol Ila. It’s a natural cask strength malt aged in refill American Oak, ex-Bodega European Oak and rejuvenated American Oak casks reserved for taste alone, to give us an exciting whisky.

The nose is clean, aromatic and fresh, softly sweet, the fruity, with a late honey and wisp of smoke. Intense and mouth-filling, with a wonderfully smooth texture, it has a great surge of sweet spiciness on the palate and a honeyed, warming character, with a spicy-dry finish. I’m, proud it bears our name.”

 –Billy Stitchell

 

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.

Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Unpeated

New Release at Lukas Liquor Superstore

Bruichladdich

The Classic Laddie

Scottish Barley Unpeated

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

 Bruichladdich The Clasic Laddie Scottish Barley Unpeated 

Floral & Elegant

This single malt Scotch whisky has been crafted by master distiller Jim McEwan from individually selected casks to showcase the classic, floral and elegant Bruichladdich house style. Unpeated, it is our signature bottling and the definitive Bruichladdich.

Made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of Lochindaal in premium American oak, it is a testament to the quality our ingredients. This is authenticity. We believe barley matters.

Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich

Tasting Notes – From Bruichladdich’s Head Distiller, Jim McEwan

Character: Smooth as pebbles in a pool. It’s clean, fresh and lively with both the oak and the grain in perfect harmony.

Color: Sunlight on fields of early summer barley.

Nose: The bouquet is brilliant. Opening with barley sugar and a hint of mint before leading into the most wonderful notes of freshly cut wild flowers; buttercup, daisy, meadowsweet, myrtle, primrose and cherry blossom. The cleanliness of the spirit is remarkable. As the seconds tick by, more aromas rise from the glass, little zephyrs of spindrift and sea pinks reminding you that this spirit is matured exclusively by the sea. After some four or five minutes and with the addition of a little water, caramelized fruits drift onto the scene; lemon drops and honey, tangerine and tablet.

Taste: The palate entry is so refined and refreshing, the sweet oak and the barley arriving together sending the taste buds into raptures. The fruits from distillation drift in on an Atlantic breeze and pop on the tongue like champagne bubbles. A combination of ripe green fruit, brown sugar and sweet malt bring closure. A taste back in time, a realization that not all single malts are equal and to achieve the absolute optimum, you must use barley that is made in Scotland. Make this one the benchmark for all others you meet on your journey through the stills of Scotland.

Finish: Unforgettable! Its best enjoyed in good company, you just don’t want the evening to end. It brings warmth to the heart and soul. The clock slows down and the cares of tomorrow disappear into the dawn.

Cheers,

-Adam M England

Lukas Spirits Manager

636-227-4543

Lukas Liquor Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.