Craigellachie - Speyside Single Malt 17 year old Whisky
70cl | 46%
|Series / Description||Speyside Single Malt|
|Age||17 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||46 %|
|Cask Wood Type||Oak|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP8357|
Silver Medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits competition 2019
Part of the trilogy of new releases that also included a 13 and 23 year old from a revitalised Speyside distillery.
Nose: Floral with a lot of vanilla, cotton candy and marsh mallow. Lemon pound cake and fresh grapes join in. With the whisky in a covered glass for about 10 minutes, the sour nose of the 13 appeared, but dissipated almost immediately when uncovered. Cinnamon appears too as well as some star fruit.
Palate: Relatively bitter and far less sour than the 13, with spice – chili pepper, cinnamon and cardamom – with a light sweetness. For a fleeting moment the taste of IPA beer crosses the tongue.
Finish: Bitter citrus in the mouth, tangy on the sides of tongue and spicy down the gullet. This finish is close to perfection!!
A real gem of an old fashioned oily and vibrant Speyside from the village that is more Famous for its more famous Hotel and whisky bar.