Craigellachie 13 Years

This distillery is continuing to use traditional Worm Tubs, to cool down the distillate. They are giving the Whisky a special taste.

This distillery is continuing to use traditional Worm Tubs, to cool down the distillate. They are giving the Whisky a special taste.

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9487
Craigellachie
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
13 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - Without
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Average tasting notes Tasting Notes
Calculated from 13 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Zitrus:
Sweet:
Malt:
Lemon:
Orange:
Caramel:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Pineapple:
Honey:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Apple:
Oak:
Alcohol:
Heather:
Sherry:
Peach:
Pear:
Nuts:
Banana:
Chili:
Fig:
Grass:
Oil:
Pepper:
Tropical Fruit:
Barley:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Date:
Ginger:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Green Apple:
Melon:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Herb:
Tasting
Sweet:
Spices:
Fruit:
Malt:
Oak:
Pepper:
Zitrus:
Sherry:
Peat Smoke:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Nuts:
Cinnamon:
Fig:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Honey:
Orange:
Dried Fruit:
Heather:
Lemon:
Peach:
Pear:
Herbs:
Herb:
Apple:
Almonds:
Cake:
Ginger:
Barley:
Blackberry:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Date:
Floral:
Grapefruit:
Leather:
Lemon Peel:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Tobacco:
Tropical Fruit:
Wheat:
Finish
Spices:
Oak:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Ginger:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Nuts:
Honey:
Lemon:
Caramel:
Chili:
Dark Chocolate:
Orange:
Peach:
Pear:
Tobacco:
Alcohol:
Cake:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oil:
Strawberry:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Barley:
Blackberry:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Hazelnut:
Heather:
Lemon Peel:

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3.8 Rate
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Tasting Notes 13

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Tasting notes of A.Shafner:

22. Oct 2017
Nosing: Fruit Lemon Spices Pineapple Vanilla Pear Apple Malt Honey Caramel Heather :smoke very faint

Taste: Spices Oak Orange Lemon Sweet Pepper Oil Pear Peat Smoke Fruit Dried Fruit

Finish: Fruit Nuts Sweet Cake Chili

Comment: Fresh and spicy.

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27. Nov 2014
Aroma:
Fruit Alcohol Caramel Dried Fruit
Taste:
Alcohol Pepper Fruit Oak
Finish:

Comment:
Nosing:
Penetrating and sweet with citrus fruits such as tangerine, lemon or orange
Taste:
Soft and a bit dry. Sweets, fresh fig, mandarin, marshmallows and cinnamon
Finish:
Long and pure with the freshness of citrus
08. May 2022
13 is deemed an unlucky number, but together with its retro label it certainly helps Craigellachie to stand out from the crowd. Tangerines, elderflower and a touch of cider make an appearance on the nose, all rather light, fruity and slightly floral. The honeyed arrival is displaced by mango, grapefruit and white pepper, while bitter herbs and tannins are pushing forward. Drying oak, lemon zest and menthol mark the prolonged and sugar-coated finish. Don't be fooled by your first impression, this whisky requires a lot of perseverance to be fully appreciated.
RATING: 3.5/5.0 ≙ 84 pts
26. Mar 2020
Nosing: Malt Orange
Malty cereal, Orange blossom. Marmalade. Fresh and fruity, but not intensely sweet smelling.

Taste: Orange Spices Pepper Cinnamon Clove Peat Smoke
Moderately intense arrival, balanced sweetness. Light and fruity initially, then spiciness starts to grow. Some black pepper, cinnamon and clove. It has a relatively thin mouth feel and starts a bit slow, but the flavour intensity builds over time with this one. There's the barest hint of peat smoke to it, something you only pick up on after spending a bit of time with it.

Finish: Spices
Long, and quite dry. Lots of residual spiciness.

Comment:
This is a decent release in my book. The nose is good, but the palate really doesn't match what you would think it would be based off it. It's much more malty and spirit driven than cask influenced. The initial flavour is quite light, and I'd rather it was more intense off the bat. The spiciness really kicks in over time though. Water doesn't help it much, looks like one of those which is best enjoyed neat. I'm almost sure that there's some peat smoke in it (very little), maybe residual from another batch at the distillery. I wish it had a thicker mouthfeel, though it is apparently without chill filtration, so go figure. The finish is fine, more of a continuation of the palate, but nothing overly interesting. It's well made stuff, and at a reasonable price, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy again.

85/100
22. Oct 2017
Nosing: Fruit Lemon Spices Pineapple Vanilla Pear Apple Malt Honey Caramel Heather :smoke very faint

Taste: Spices Oak Orange Lemon Sweet Pepper Oil Pear Peat Smoke Fruit Dried Fruit

Finish: Fruit Nuts Sweet Cake Chili

Comment: Fresh and spicy.
DRV12
14. Jan 2016
DRV12
27. Feb 2016
Nosing: Lemon , Malt , citrus, Fruit , Caramel , fresh

Taste: Oak , Caramel , Spices , Chili , Cinnamon , Sweet , Dried Fruit - strong

Finish: Spices , Lemon , Cinnamon , Pepper , Oak

Comment: tough, strong, sharp, exciting and fresh
DRV12
21. Jun 2016

Comment: Addition rate to my note. 4.5 will be rightly
15. Jul 2021
Nosing: Orange Honey Blackberry cola

Taste: Almonds Oak Honey

Finish: Hazelnut Blackberry Dark Chocolate

Comment: The sugar and fruit sweet influences in the Craigellachie 13 year old expression are fantastically balanced. They're powerful, but only because they reinforce one another - in isolation, each would be quite subtle.

The sweet character becomes more nuanced across the palate. Honey and a mild impression of blackberries mingle with more identifiable nut and oak characteristics. At the farthest reaches of its lingering aftertaste, there is even a presence of high-percentage cacao dark chocolate.

Craigellachie 13 year old presents a well-orchestrated array of scents and tastes that work seamlessly together.
08. Sep 2021
Nosing:
Sherry Fruit Pineapple SweetOrange Caramel Vanilla Honey
Taste:
Orange Oak SweetCaramel Peat Smoke Malt Fruit
Finish:
Long linger with oak, sugar and spices
Comment:
I can't catch the sulfury taste than they would say. Dominated flavor are sherry, oak, peat and caramel. Very comfortable one to drink. I love it .