Overall rating
Single Malt
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Stated Age
08 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2017 9:49 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60.35

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2008 Cl

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.79 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      72 72

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Barely 8yo Speyside bourbon matured.. Wish me luck.
    • Nose
      Typical simple and young Speyside nose. Quite a lot of sour off notes. Also sweetness. Just an ordinary Speyside profile that was to immature to bottle. Luckily water makes it a little more accessible and pleasant.
    • Taste
      Again young. Very much new-make-like. Sweet, Sharp, alcoholic and unripe fruit. With water A little more soft but also a very ‘empty’ palate. I can’t make a lot of sense out of it.
    • Finish
      Woody, dry, spirit and sulphur. At CS medium Length but that is not quite a blessing. I’m getting gooze bumps when swallowing, it is utterly disgusting. I wouldn’t recommend buying it and if your one of the unlucky ones with a sample, think twice before pouring it in or at least pour it with cola in the mix...

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      60 60

  5. Opeth83 scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Bourbon Hogshead 1724-4280/ Dist: Nov 2008 Btl: 2017/ Tasted: Nov 2017

    Very sulphured and feinty with cold tea and a serious cardboard overload! Beneath there’s possibly hints of barley and grass, but who knows!

    The palate is not quite as bad as the nose, but it’s still cardboardy with hints cereal, sugar and citrus. Again there’s a cold tea note and it finishes with lingering cardboard.

    A drop of water brings out some lemon and vanilla on the nose and palate but the spirit is pretty poor and I doubt leaving in the cask for another decade would do a lot for it!

    Review: Chris Goodrum

    I totally agree with him, tried a sample after these reviews and I found this is a very bad whisky. Then googled some reviews and found this one, spot on. Thank god I am not the only one.

  6. kdurro scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Young and stormy, but no longer in the whisky kindergarten. Not quite balanced, but interesting and delicious. Characterful oak in the finish. Spicy, some pepper. Honey, vanilla and grass. Exciting malt. Whether the OA can keep up?

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful malt, wonderful honey note;
    • Nose
      Fruity and sweet, honey, grassy?
    • Taste
      Strong, very sweet, again honey, with water significantly more wood / oak, adstingierend;
    • Finish
      Warming, ml;

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant whisky, does somewhat young still, but certainly delicious.
    • Nose
      Fruity, peach. Also sweet, honey. Somewhat rubbery smell also, alcohol not very prominent
    • Taste
      Initially a pepper, but it disappears quickly. Sweet (honey) and fruity, peach again, also some orange. Full taste.
    • Finish
      Light peppers still, and here also the fruitiness of peach and honey-like sweetness. Mid-length.


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