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Overall rating
81.30/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
23.06.2008
Bottled
22.01.2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900617
Number of bottles
877
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Added on
22 Mar 2018 7:10 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 48,62

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29 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2008 SV

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.30 points

  1. GuybrushThreepwood scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. Syleo scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    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! “?
    • Nose
      78 78
      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.
    • Taste
      74 74
      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.
    • Finish
      69 69
      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.

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      65 65
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. Sandman23 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 53 points Expert Senior

    So sulphuric it's undrinkable (for me).
    • Nose
      50 50
      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.
    • Taste
      60 60
      Burning firework fuses, rubber bands, thick, creamy aspartame-y sweetness. Red fruits, I guess, but waaaaay in the background, behind a wall of sulphur.
    • Finish
      50 50
      Icelandic geysers, rotten eggs, rubber... (see above)

  7. Satan Claws scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    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.

  8. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      84 84
      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.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Pleasant texture, sweetness occurs immediately, mirabelle and honey are now dominating, only a little later come sulfurized dried fruits, sweet raisins (PX) and matches.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium in length, slightly oaky, but above all sweet, fruit and light sulfur.

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