Craigellachie 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
(750ml) [IWSC 98] [USC 95]
Regular price $87.00 Sale price $67.97 Save $19.03
Notes from the Distillery:
Initially matured in a mixture of ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks. 50% of the 'blend' is then finished in first-fill Sherry casks, the rest in first-fill Bourbon.
A robust, muscular whisky with hoards of exotic fruits - a malt that defies the typical Speyside characteristic. Evokes Bonfire Night: aromas of oozing toasted marshmallows, fire-roasted pineapples and baked apples studded with cloves, with the tang of cordite lingering in the background.
98 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2023
"Gentle orchard fruit on the nose that is well balanced with rich and complex dried fruit. Delicate palate of lovely sweetness, honey, and vanilla with punchy heat and subtle baking spices. Beautifully finished with oak and wood spiciness."
Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2022, 2021
95 Points, Finalist, Tried & True - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2022
"This spirit has inviting aromas of dried violets, heather honey, and butterscotch toffee. The palate is weighty and malt-forward, but has lovely accents of mace, dried lemon peel, and more dried meadow notes of grasses and flowers. The finish is long and pleasant."
90 Points - Whisky Advocate
Light amber. The initial impression is one of bulk. There are heavy florals, think lilies and stewed white fruit, and just-overripe banana, but this is given a mysterious extra heft by an underpinning of a light meatiness, accompanied by a tiny lift of (good) sulfur. The palate is, unsurprisingly, thick and creamy with huge fruit that fills the mouth. A highly physical, old-style Speyside dram with classic distillery character. A statement whisky that is a must-try.