The Solaria Series

Whisky Illuminati


ABV 67.9%
REVIEWED Issue 163
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Brand: Whisky Illuminati, The Solaria Series, Craigellachie
Expression: Craigellachie
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 67.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Whisky Illuminati
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Orange cough sweets, chocolate-coated raspberries. Chocolate brownies and caramel sauce, syrup waffles. Toffee Crisp bars. Chilli peanuts and wasabi peas.
Palate: Drinking chocolate laced with whisky and maple syrup, toasted peanuts and chocolate Hobnobs. A little bitter oak.
Finish: Drys with that maple syrup sweetness and a little tobacco smoke bitterness.
Comment: Despite the searing ABV there is flavour here, in time it reveals a balanced character. Water ramps up the sweetness.
Taster   Kate Packwood
Nose: Stewed apple, gala melon, mango and tropical fruit salad, a hint of saddle leather, prosciutto and lardo, then floral notes of apple blossom and greenhouse tomatoes.
Palate: Golden syrup sweetness up front, sugar cookies, toffee pennies, vanilla, then blueberry muffins, Eccles cakes.
Finish: Gentle cinnamon spice and warming ginger too.
Comment: Starts off a little shy and then sweetness all the way.
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Craigellachie Distillery, Craigellachie, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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