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Craigellachie 23 Year Old

SKU cd5abe5665cd Categories Whiskey, Bourbon, Spirits Tag Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$339.00

Size
750ml, bottle

The Craigellachie 23 Year Old is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky matured in a combination of first-fill ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. This results in a complex and flavorful dram with notes of vanilla, toffee, dried fruit, spice, and a touch of sulphur.

Description

The Craigellachie 23 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky unfolds on the nose like a summer orchard bursting with ripe fruits. Imagine juicy peaches, pears, and apricots mingling with delicate floral hints like lavender and honeysuckle. A subtle sweetness of honey and vanilla peeks through, intertwined with the warmth of toasted oak and a whisper of cinnamon and nutmeg. This initial burst is the distillery character peeking through – Craigellachie is known for its unapologetic boldness.

As you sip the whisky, you’ll notice it has a strong and full flavor. You can really taste the influence of the bourbon barrels it was aged in, with flavors of caramel and vanilla coming through smoothly. But the magic lies in the interplay with the ex-sherry casks. Luscious notes of dried fruits, particularly raisins and figs, emerge, adding depth and complexity. This creates a harmonious balance between sweetness and spice, a signature of the Craigellachie 23 Year Old.

The sweet spices – cinnamon and nutmeg – carry over from the palate, providing a pleasant counterpoint to the subtle hint of sulphur that some reviewers find intriguing, while others may perceive as slightly funky. This touch of sulphur, a characteristic of Craigellachie due to their use of worm tubs in distillation, is what makes this whisky so unique. 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

46%

Country

Scotland

Region

Speyside

Brand

Craigellachie

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Malty sweetness and a fresh tropical fruit note begin this sensory journey with elements of citrus and toasted oak

Palate

Palate

Vanilla and spicy cinnamon emerge, invigorated with a zing of menthol freshness. And pineapples, this time over a campfire!

Color

Color

Golden

FINISH

FINISH

A long lingering sweet spicy finish leaves a pleasing impression