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Craigellachie 2006/2020 Caora N°9

Craigellachie 2006/2020 Caora N°9

CHF 65.00Preis

    Style Single Malt Scotch
    Country Scotland
    Region Speyside
    Distillery Craigellachie
    Bottler Caora
    Distillation Date August 2006
    Bottling Date September 2020
    Age 14 years
    Maturation Refill Barrel
    Cask 8101283
    Alcohol 54.9%vol
    Volume 50cl
    Outturn 215 Bottles

    Craigellachie 2006/2020 (54.9%, Caora, cask #8101283, refill barrel, 215 bottles) 
    Colour: straw. Nose: much fatter and sinewed with this very juicy and plush malty sweetness. Background waxiness, mineral oil, shoe polishes and this impression of hot draff and sweet wort. Craigellachie can be a compelling and enchanting make when presented in natural form like this, easy to see why those dyed in the wool whisky geeks at Caora would select such a cask. With water: dusty, chalky, floral and tautly structured with this brittle waxiness and impressions of pollens and dried flowers. Mouth: oily, mouth-coating, surprisingly herbal and with these wee medical traces in the background as well. A nicely chewy maltiness, some fennel and touches of mint tea, verbena and camphor. With water: still very thick in texture and on things like fennel, aniseed, dried flowers, waxes, herbal ointments and mineral oils. Finish: good length, nicely drying, toasty cereals, shilling ales, bitter herbs and wee sooty touches. Comments: is Craigellachie an underrated distillate? It's very a gungy and quite brutal make at times, but for fans of charismatic spirit it's undeniably fascinating. This is a really good example I think- a smart selection! 
    87 points.


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