Dewar Rattray

Craigellachie

1989, 16 Years Old

ABV 54.7%
REVIEWED Issue 60
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Specifications
Brand: Craigellachie, Dewar Rattray
Expression: 1989, 16 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 54.7%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Dewar Rattray
Tasting notes
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Gooseberries, rhubarb and watermelon flavoured Jolly Ranchers. Hay and wet varnish.
Palate: Vibrant fruitiness and textured sweetness. More watermelon sweets and Turkish Delight. With time a dried fish or prawny element appeared.
Finish: Green, sappy oakiness, some smoked fish.
Comment: An elegant oaky whisky, but the dried fish element was only apparent after half an hour in glass; most people will have glugged this by then.
7.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Mature, cooked apple, quite chewy. Attics. Spent candles. Reminiscent of a chocolate chip cookie after being dunked. Becomes very sooty.
Palate: More like chimneys than attics. The chocolate is still there as are the aromatics. Hot!
Finish: Still soot.
Comment: The different elements haven't been pulled together. A better cask would have given some order and control.
7.5
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Craigellachie Distillery, Craigellachie, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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