Scotch - Single Malt

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Craigellachie 13yr Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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94th Percentile
This score falls in the 94th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2015
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

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Proof66 Notes

Craigellachie 13yr Single Malt Scotch was released in 2014 aged just a touch longer than the more common 12yr aging of more famous malt whiskies.

The Craigellachie Distillery was founded in 1891 by Alexander Edwards as a consortium of blenders and bottlers. It is located in the Speyside region of Scotland . The name "craigellachie" is translated as "rocky hill" and points to the cliffs overlooking the river Spey for which the region gets its name. The distillery was acquired by John Dewar & Sons in 1998 (who are in turn owned by Bacardi.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
Shmotch Shmotch (41) (2016-09-18)
I purchased this at Costco of all places (likely because it is a Bacardi product), it is a nice single malt at a very reasonable price ~$50. It is most similar to me of Glenfarclas 12. This is a nice representation of the Speyside style, the 92 proof is a plus, I sipped it neat, no water and the finish was smooth enough to subdue the burn. Very solid 4/5 single malt score.
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quantumboy7 quantumboy7 (23) (2016-05-18)
Surprising for a Speyside. Complex, spicy, dry, and the finish goes on forever. A bit austere, dried fruits, oaky vanilla (but dry, not sweet, if that makes sense), and a very nice little nip from the higher proof. This one really is a bit unusual but in a very good way. I love the complexity and the ever-changing character in the glass. On a side note, the bottle and box art are very cool, very vintage. And my wife's favorite number is 13, so 13 years in the bottle means good luck for me! I will absolutely buy more to keep in stock.
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Muncher Muncher (263) (2015-11-05)
Wow, what a surprise this malt is. I was at a tasting and this was the star of the night. Nobody, aside from the rep, was really familiar with this distillery. I had low/no expectations for it because I was assuming that something unknown was probably not that great. On the nose I get cereal grains, oak, and a hint of fruit (banana mostly). The palate is very well balanced with oak, smoke, fruit, and just a hint of honeyed sweetness. There aren't any off flavors and there's not anything I'd change about it; I like the unique tin/label, the proof is just right, and the age is also uniquely different.
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