- Single Malt
- Signatory Vintage (SV)
- Bottling serie
- The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
- Stated Age
- 09 years old
- 1st Fill Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Germany Exclusive
- Added on
- 22 Mar 2018 7:10 pm by maltaholic
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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2008 SV
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.30 points
- Not for sensitive noses. He has a pronounced sulfur note. Did not leave even after an hour in the glass. You have to like that. It was too much for me, especially since the taste of sulfur also came through in the taste. Otherwise, I found the alcohol well integrated and the texture beautiful velvety almost creamy.
- Once again the usually jokingly meant saying comes true here: “A sulfur bomb? Send it to Germany - they buy everything when it says 1st Fill! “?
In any case, the first attack in the nose is getting used to. The typical Craig muff muff doesn't really bother me at all, quite the opposite. But here are immediately memories of the stink bombs from the long past school days - sulfur, rotten eggs, capers - the whole program. Somewhere in it you can also hear the heavy, meaty Craigellachie character, with cabbage roulades in a light sauce and Königsberger meatballs with salty capers. Gradually, fruity notes, pineapples and gooseberries work their way forward in the sun for a few hours. The malt is an experience, undoubtedly, and in its changeability with patience and plenty of air it also develops its charm. A somewhat rancid-oily impression never disappears completely, but gradually caramel fudge, warm semolina porridge with a pinch of cinnamon, almonds and a slight freshness of pine needles and rose petals are added, which stick to the nose together with boiled gooseberries and grapefruit.
With an oily film, honey, pineapple juice and grapefruit lay on the tongue and palate, followed by freshly split softwood with resin and a hard slice of coconut. Overall, the mouthfeel remains somewhat thin despite the oily start and light fleshy and caramel-sweet notes.
A mixture of resin and honey, grapefruit and almonds leaves a slightly malty impression, which is a little easier due to the intensity of the nose and even the moderately strong mouthfeel.
- After one year of oxidation in the bottle, the sulfur note was less dominant yesterday and a few flavors of distillery and sherry butt came out. For those who like it dirty - for example. the Longrow 14 likes - could this be something here.
- So sulphuric it's undrinkable (for me).
Yowzah! Houston, we have some sulphur. And it's not the good kind. Icelandic geysers, rotten eggs, rubber... Yuk. No. I'm trying to get through this initial turn-off and access other aspects, but I can't seem to manage. Forget it.
Burning firework fuses, rubber bands, thick, creamy aspartame-y sweetness. Red fruits, I guess, but waaaaay in the background, behind a wall of sulphur.
Icelandic geysers, rotten eggs, rubber... (see above)
- The first nose was not good - too much Sulfur full width in the face. The second nose as well. Have 2 times over a funnel transferred to supply more oxygen - still too much Sulfur. Amortized as inedible. After 3 Lagavulin drams as afterburner acceptable. Now only after 2 months and 1/4 rest in the bottle, it is slowly edible.
- If the overall picture fits, I would call myself a friend of sulfuric miss notes. Here I find that they complement the basic taste quite well and enrich an exciting element. For sulfur opponents, of course, no recommendation.
After pouring in addition to sweet honey notes and apricots lying in the background quickly the sulfurous elements clearly. Matches, sulfurized dried fruits gain the upper hand, leave the fruity elements only a few inches above the glass perceptible.
Pleasant texture, sweetness occurs immediately, mirabelle and honey are now dominating, only a little later come sulfurized dried fruits, sweet raisins (PX) and matches.
Medium in length, slightly oaky, but above all sweet, fruit and light sulfur.