Craigellachie

Craigellachie 12 Years Old 2004 A Rare Find (57.2%, Gleann Mór, 233 Bottles, 2016)

Whisky Review: Craigellachie 12 Year Old 2004 A Rare Find

  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Craigellachie Distillery
  • Bottling: Gleann Mór
  • ABV: 57.2%
  • Cost: £65.46

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What they say

Distilled 26th February 2004, this Craigellachie single malt was bottled over 12 years later on 10th August 2016 with 233 bottles produced from a single cask.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Sweet spices and black pepper. Meaty with hints of barley malt and cocoa butter. A little cooked fruit and toffee.
  • Palate: Sweet, spiced palate with vanilla to the fore. Hints of dark chocolate, passion fruit, oats and cinnamon.
  • Finish: Cinnamon and black pepper on a medium-long finish.

What I say

Dram#3 from The Dram Team Incredible Indies tasting set was this 12 year old Craigellachie.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Eiswein rich copper gold (7/20), large droplet tears and thick legs.
  • Nose: Egg custard, sulphur, brass pennies, toffee and heather honey, grassy, spicy allspice and black pepper.
  • Palate: Fruity raisin, fig & plum, spicy Szechuan pepper, apple strudel, toffee, leather, clove, allspice, cinnamon.
  • Finish: Long, spiced fruit punch.

Overall

A real feisty dram full of Christmas spiced fruit punch on the palate but more classic spirit character on the nose.

Score 85/100

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