Craigellachie

2002 8 Years Old

ABV 60.3%
REVIEWED Issue 97
Specifications
Brand: Craigellachie
Expression: 2002 8 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 8 years old
ABV: 60.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Craigellachie Distillery, Craigellachie, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Big and sweet with masses of vanilla essence, creme brulee and toffee apple. It's all about the cask rather than the sweet spirit underneath, something that's accentuated with water where there's touches of sawdust and banana.
Palate: Not as hot as the nose suggests. Sweet with tight oak. Softens well on thepalate. Better balance than the aroma.
Finish: Short, slightly hot.
Comment: Attractive enough but lacks complexity. There again, it's only 8yo.
7.3
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Tangy, biting. Turkish delight, hint of wild rose. A bit of fudge or rathertablets. Then wet straw. Apple skin.
Palate: Aggressive. Sour and bitter. With a cardboardy note.
Finish: Short, prickly.
Comment: The various elements are not in balance for my liking.
6.0
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