Category: Speyside single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
One of four distillery bottlings to be released in September 2014 - 13 year old, 17 year old, 19 year old and 23 year old - the first proprietary bottlings to emerge from Craigellachie Distillery.
Sampled on 18/02/2017
Clear, mid golden amber.
Barbecue charcoal, buttery malted barley, dried pineapple and French banquette crust with faint sulphur and clove spice.
Slightly sweet, vanilla, coal dust and new leather with clove and cinnamon spice. Sweeter and more fruity with water.
Faint smoke and sulphur – match box striking strip emerges in the long charcoal and coal dust finish.
Age and generous fruit tames Graigellachie, making this big malt both approachable and highly desirable.
Closure: Natural cork stopper