Craigellachie

23 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 133
Specifications
Brand: Craigellachie
Expression: 23 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 23 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: Intense and very herbal with heather, barley, honey and taut oak. Gentle tropical aromas of melon, apricot, green apple and guava appear. With time a touch of wood spice and vanilla.
Palate: A lovely mouthful of subtle sawdusty oak, tropical melon and apricot with herbal notes. Stunning depth with a superb honeyed sheen. Develops citrus, spice and light stony notes.
Finish: Long, stony and very citric but the honey returns to balance.
Comment: A seriously complex and classy malt. Can I have some more please Mr Distillery Manager!
9.1
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Butterscotch, breakfast juice (grapefruit and orange) with a dusting of icing sugar and nutmeg. A hint of apricot jam and grape jelly.
Palate: A little leathery with hints of chamois leather, dark chocolate coated almonds, hazelnuts and chai tea.
Finish: Here the chai spices come through in abundance and a slight waft of vanilla.
Comment: A spicy little number which took some getting used to. Savoury.
7.8
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