Craigellachie 13 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Craigellachie
  • Age 13 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • oily
  • smoky
  • oak
  • pie
  • green apple
  • meat
  • pear
  • melon
  • stewed

Craigellachie

13 Year Old (0.7l, 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 center of Speyside. The distillery was built by Peter Mackie, who already owned the 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 flavor; 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 Pulteney, Glen 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 exudes characteristics of an older Whisky, more in the range of 18-20!

Smartass Corner: 
Craigellachie means rocky hill in Gaeliec.  

 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Craigellachie
  • Age 13 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Pale gold

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

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

Finish
Medium long
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  • oily
  • smoky
  • oak
  • pie
  • green apple
  • meat
  • pear
  • melon
  • stewed
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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