One of four official bottlings of this Speyside whisky that were launched in 2014. For many years, distillery bottlings have been something of a rarity, so it is great to welcome Craigellachie back into the fold.
Historically a vital part of the Dewar’s blends, Craigellachie is distinguished by being one of a handful of distilleries that continue to use worm tubs. These large tubes are filled with a constant flow of cold water, and are an old fashioned way of quickly condensing the whisky vapours back into liquid. It has been said that these produce the meaty quality for which Craigellachie is known.
This 17 year old has a fantastic level of maturity, after aging in American oak casks, that really shows of the quality of this distillery’s spirit. A dense and chewy mouthfeel greets the drinker, accompanied by notes of apples and dried fruits, wax, warm malt, a little barrel char, some tropical fruit and slight barbequed meat, alongside some woodspice.
Smooth and mellow, the aroma opens with vanilla and rich, silky notes of exotic fruits, dried pineapples and a hint of smoky liqorice.
Bottle Size: 50mL