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Craigellachie

9 Years Old (Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive)

ABV 57%
REVIEWED Issue 138
Specifications
Brand: Craigellachie, The Whisky Shop, Dufftown
Expression: 9 Years Old (Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive)
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 9 years old
ABV: 57%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Craigellachie Distillery, Craigellachie, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A big hit of spirit which demands water to tame it, is followed by banana fritters with double cream and dark chocolate on top with dried apricots.
Palate: Sugared ring doughnuts, Pontefract cake, ginger spices and cinnamon with pineapple chunks and a brightness that makes this a lively wee dram.
Finish: A balanced ending of cinnamon spice, ginger and brown sugar comes through to give a medium length.
Comment: Well-balanced and fruity this has lots of distillery character, which works well. Needs water.
8.7
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Pungent, malty, earthy and lightly coffeed with a youthful spirit edge. It’s a real old school whisky nose with hints of barley, high toned but sour apricot.
Palate: Shows a little more milky oak, malt, straw-like barley and dried grass. The intense alcohol masks but water mutes the palate.
Finish: Long and mouth-watering with lingering malt, dried herbs and a hint of fleshy fruit.
Comment: I expected more of the hidden fruit to come out with water.
8.1
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