Craigellachie 13 Year Old


13 Year Old

(0.75l, 46%)

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Worm tubs. Worm what? Worm tubs!

Craigellachie (pron. Krai-GELLachy) distillery is located in Aberlour, Banffshire near the village of Craigellachie, at the centre of Speyside. The distillery was built by Peter Mackie, who already owned Lagavulin distillery, in 1891. At that time, Whisky experts noted that Craigellachie represented a style of Whisky “seldom met with now”, referring to their usage of worm tubs to cool their spirit, and bestow it with extra flavour; something they continue doing to this day. Worm tubs are an old-fashioned condensing system, an intestine-like ring of metal coils submerged in cold water. It is through these coils that the spirit is passed and cooled slowly, resulting in a curiously meatier spirit. Only a few other distilleries, such as Old PulteneyGlen Elgin, Mortlach and Springbank also use worm tubs. 
Craigellachie 13 YO is one of three Craigellachie bottlings released in 2014. Meaty and oily, as is typical for this distillery, the 13 year old shows a lot of talent, especially at this price. Curiously interesting, the 13 year old exhudes characteristics of an older Whisky, more in the range of 18-20!

SmartAss: Craigellachie means rocky hill in Gaeliec.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Pale gold.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Thick sweetness, stewed pear, cold apple pie, melon. Very bright and fresh.

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Thick, oily. Berry-like sauce, malted undercurrent, charcoal.

Medium long.

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    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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  • Age
    13 Year Old

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Member Reviews and Ratings of Craigellachie 13 Year Old
Wonderful smoke stopping short of overbearance, strong with just a hint of sweetness. Great dram.
I liked it... plain and simple. I t was a great bottle.
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