Craigellachie

17 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 130
Specifications
Brand: Craigellachie
Expression: 17 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Craigellachie Distillery, Craigellachie, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Luscious and honeyed with superbly balancing citrus, grass and mineral notes along with a dollop of sweet barley! With time some floral notes and a touch of vanilla emerges.
Palate: Opens with oak and oily, nutty cereal. Still the honey refuses to be dominated and is shot through with a subtle but enthusiastic thread of citrus and minerals. Hints of gentle spice are unlocked in the middle.
Finish: Lovely, bracing mineral finish with lingering barley and honey.
Comment: A classic Spey which delivers everything a good Spey should do.
8.5
Taster   Charles Montanaro
Nose: Lovely light and ester to begin with, beeswax and red forest fruits followed by a touch of oak and cut grass.
Palate: Warming and slightly abrasive. I get lots of biscuit, caramel and a touch of toffee. It evolves into a green and spicy dram with a discreet character.
Finish: Big and soft, it pleasantly lingers for a short time on the tongue although the flavours fade quickly.
Comment: The flavour is a pleasant follow up from the nose, sadly falling a little short on the finish. Enjoyable nonetheless.
7.8
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