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Overall rating
83.25/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
13.11.2008
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1724-4280
Number of bottles
338
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2017 9:49 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 58,26

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2008 Cl

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.25 points

  1. 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.

  2. kdurro scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    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?

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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;

  5. 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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