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 from Master of Malt

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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.

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.

Colour:

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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