The heavy distillate from Craigellachie works wonderfully in ex-sherry wood, powerful aromas of struck matches and malting barley roll into muscular notes of dates, clove rock and sultana bread.
The palate is incredibly thick bringing a waxy character carried with honey, almonds, prunes with bursts of lime and mango towards the back palate. Wood spice dominates on the finish with an array of baking spices dancing across the tongue. Powerful, complex. cerebral and moreish!
Craigellachie Distillery was founded in 1888 by Peter Mackie and Alexander Edwards. Mackie later went on to build the Lagavulin Distillery on Islay. Craigellachie village is situated near the River Spey, where it is spanned by Telford’s famous experimental bridge.
Bottled Independently, unchillfiltered and at natural cask strength, by Berry Bros.
One of 550 bottles.
60.6% / 70cl