Craigellachie 13 Year Old

Craigellachie 13 Year Old

(0.75l, 46%)


7.9/10
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$53.99
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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.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    13 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

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Close
oily
smoky
oak
pie
green apple
meat
pear
stewed
melon
What does Craigellachie 13 Year Old taste like?

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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

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.

Finish
Medium long.


Ratings & Reviews
Daniel
Daniel,
Beware, this is not your Father's Speysider! Strong malted barley on the nose with orchard fruits, hone, and hints of vanilla. Palate is a little hot with vanilla, honey, apples, citrus, and charred oak(?) The "meaty character" described on the bottle comes across as a slightly smoky tone. It's a non-smoke - a smoky tone without the smoke. Strange. Medium dry finish with a little more meat hanging on. Not bad. 7/10
 
Peter
Peter,
Nice whisky. You taste the oiliness en the smoke. It has a great nose and good stay in your month👍🏻
 
Craig
Craig,
Great. Not too harsh or sweet.
 
Art
Art,
GREAT SCOTCH...A LITTLE BITE AT FIRST,AND THEN ALL WAS WELL
 
Peter
Peter,
Crisp, a touch of smoke and a wry clean finish. A good introduction to S Better Scotch for people who are new to the magic of it. A fine sipper.
 
guest
guest,
A unique taste of tradition
 
Kuljit
Kuljit,
Great old style whisky
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Wonderful smoke stopping short of overbearance, strong with just a hint of sweetness. Great dram.
 
isaac
isaac,
I liked it... plain and simple. I t was a great bottle.
 
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