Grindlay's Selection

Single Cask Release 2006

ABV 64.1%
REVIEWED Issue 141
Brand: Craigellachie, Grindlay’s Selection
Expression: Single Cask Release 2006
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 64.1%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Craigellachie Distillery, Craigellachie, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Dominated by malted barley. Grassy, hay, new-make spirit. Nuttiness: cashews and almonds.Fades to a vegetative state.
Palate: Fruitier than the nose, with green apples and pears. A slightly cloying, tannic quality. A nicely textured underlying spirit. Acidic and dry, with gooseberries, melon and grapefruit.
Finish: Mild chilli powder, fading to its key barley and grassy core. Grapefruit at the end.
Comment: Water opens very little, merely takes away heat. Cask hasn’t done many favours yet.
Taster   Laura Foster
Nose: Feel the burn. You need water to be able to get your nose in there. Pencil rubber, lemon peel and sea grass… it seems a little astringent.
Palate: Rubber is in there, but the heart of this is sweet and spicy – namely vanilla and cinnamon, along with tart Cox apple. Bit of a numbing cinnamon and aniseed bomb on the finish. Big Red chewing gum, anyone?
Finish: Once the numbness has died down, you’re left with sweet
Comment: A chalky texture that works well with all those flavours.
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