Craigellachie 13 Years

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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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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Zitrus:
Lemon:
Malt:
Orange:
Peat Smoke:
Caramel:
Spices:
Alcohol:
Heather:
Honey:
Oak:
Vanilla:
Herbs:
Apple:
Banana:
Fig:
Pear:
Pineapple:
Sherry:
Barley:
Chili:
Green Apple:
Nuts:
Oil:
Pepper:
Raisin:
Tobacco:
Tropical Fruit:
Herb:
Tasting
Spices:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Oak:
Cinnamon:
Peat Smoke:
Chili:
Fig:
Malt:
Nuts:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Dried Fruit:
Vanilla:
Caramel:
Zitrus:
Apple:
Heather:
Orange:
Pear:
Herbs:
Herb:
Clove:
Honey:
Leather:
Lemon:
Tobacco:
Finish
Spices:
Sweet:
Oak:
Fruit:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Nuts:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Caramel:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Fig:
Ginger:
Heather:
Honey:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Pear:
Sherry:
Strawberry:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Herb:

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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
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.
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14. Jan 2016
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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
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21. Jun 2016

Comment: Addition rate to my note. 4.5 will be rightly
19. Jun 2018
Nosing: Sweet Zitrus Fig Raisin Caramel Oak

Taste: Toasted wood Oak Spices Sherry Fruit Sweet liquorice Alcohol

Finish: Long

Comment: A complex and varied drop. A full body of spices along with the sweetness of dried fruit and sherry. Some bitter fig as well. Caramelised toasted oaks notes throughout and a long aniseed finish. Very interesting dram. Ever so slight peat and medicinal notes.
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14. Aug 2016
Nosing: Toffee, pepper, barley sugar, alcohol, nut, citrus fruit, faint whiff of smoke

Taste: Toffee, nut, spice, faint leather

Finish: Medium length, dry, nutty and spicy

Comment: An unusual but good dram.
28. Oct 2016
Nosing: Malt Malt Malt Fruit Fruit

Taste: Malt Malt Fruit Fruit Herbs Herbs Oak Oak

Finish: Ginger Ginger Ginger Oak Oak Oak

Comment: very good stuff