Douglas of Drumlanrig

Craigellachie

12 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 111
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Specifications
Brand: Craigellachie, Douglas of Drumlanrig
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Caramel wafer, almond croissants, preserved lemons, candy floss, a little fresh paint and some wood shavings.
Palate: Sweet with a lemon tart edge. Icing sugar and pastry, custard creams, then a drying element comes in.
Finish: Dries leaving a dense sweet citrus tang.
Comment: A pretty solid dram and well put together. Balanced.
8.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Fruity and oaky. A musty touch then more fruit. Stewed apples. Vanilla toffee. Victoria sponge cake.
Palate: Smooth and velvety but followed by a grippy feel. Oak speaks up with a dry spiciness and an astringent note.
Finish: Dry, spicy and astringent too.
Comment: The palate confirms the nose with dominant oak. Water tends to tone the wood down a little. It lacks balance for me. But those who like oakiness will enjoy.
7.6
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Craigellachie Distillery, Craigellachie, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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