apple
oily
toasted oak
mineral
honey
white pepper
meat
dried fruit
smoky
Spiral Craigellachie 13 Year Old
Craigellachie
13 Year Old
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.


Price:
$56.99
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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.

  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
    Speyside
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    Craigellachie
  • Bottler
    Craigellachie
  • Age
    13 Year Old

Craigellachie

13 Year Old

(0.75l, 46%)


8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Craigellachie 13 Year Old
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
A unique taste of tradition
Peter
Peter,
Great whisky, Sweet and The taste of apple was nice. I put this one on my wish list 👍🏻
anonymous
anonymous,
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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