Craigellachie - Speyside Single Malt 23 year old

70cl / 700ml / 46%
Product Details
Region / Type
Distillery
Craigellachie
Series / Description
Speyside Single Malt
Age
23 year old
Alcohol ABV
46%
Cask Wood Type
Oak
Packaging
Cardboard Tube
Bottler
Distillery
Country of Origin
Scotland
Stopper
Cork
Bottle Type
Standard
Bottle Size
70cl / 700ml
Neck Level
Full Level
HTFW Cat. No.
LP8356
£328.95

Availability: In stock

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Product Description

With the 31 year old being recently voted as "The best single malt whisky in the world" at this year’s World Whiskies Awards and now going for silly money yopu may prefer to try the equally fantastic 23 year old at a fraction of the price instead?

The 31 year old clocks in at 52.5% ABV whilst the 23 year old is bottled at 46% ABV.

Nose: that’s lovely: a nice oily, slightly dirty and industrial note balanced by orchard fruits. (Almost evoking Campbeltown, until the fruit takes over.) And it’s in that baked apple, heather honey and mead zone that the dram settles. Sulphur – just a hint, just enough. Slightly soapy too, with a flash of tarragon and something meaty, like a chicken broth. I would say that despite the age and interesting presence in the glass, it isn’t too complex.

Palate: baked apples, pears and a heft of meatiness dominate the palate. Oily, and the characterful sulphur comes to the fore. Herbal, and slightly ashy. Honey, but it’s not that sweet. Nutmeg. I think this one just feels too heavy on the refill casks (second or third-fill perhaps? I could be completely wrong)

Finish:There’s a lovely texture that comes through and there’s an oaky, tannic bitterness with cloves and pepper.

Big money to pay for a 23 year old for sure but this delivers old fashioned Speyside malt charm by the bucket load.