Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
16 years old
Bourbon cask
Number of bottles
60.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 jan 2008 8:26 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.95

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Whisky reviews for Craigellachie 1991 DR

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.20 points.

  1. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Albaron scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Actually, a very delicious ex-Bourbon whisky, but so much alcohol, which only slightly decreases with addition of water. Unfortunately that makes most of it broken. He is also quite bitter about all the tannins and the old dry wood. I like that, but you have to deal with it.
    • Nose
      The alcohol tickles immediately in the nose, but then bright fruits, immediately after pouring, applesauce, mirabelle plums, but also plums, oily, even a little later, the alcohol does not diminish, slightly sour, slightly bitter in the background and very little umami
    • Taste
      Again, the alcohol, oily, meaty, mellow apple, mirabelle plums, then a few herbs and vanilla
    • Finish
      The fruits are gone immediately, some milk chocolate, then immediately bitter in conjunction with a few herbs and also very warming, in the end again apple peel from the baked apple and especially old dry mellow wood

  3. Dieter_W scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Lots of alcohol - a lot of exotic fruit - a lot of vanilla - some wood
    Just drink.

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    a difficult, not very pleasing whisky, but quite hard and strong has its moments.
    • Nose
      Sweet, yellow fruit, some spicy wood, somehow a hard aroma, slightly alcoholic, licorice, vanilla, caraway. Milder and sweet with water, this hard aroma is still there. I can not name it, it's kind of youthful and yet woody.
    • Taste
      In the mouth first violently, massive cask strength very hot. Some apricot, but otherwise it will be warm. In the mouth now a lot of apricots, astonishingly bitter, lots of oak and spices, some black pepper.
    • Finish
      Warm, sticky sweet, liquorice, some aprokose jam, a touch of oak. With water and a hint of wood smoke.

  5. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    it's best to just drink it

    the whole groping just rips him apart unnecessarily
    • Nose
      yellow fruits, oily, sugar, very slight sharpness of alcohol in the background, the sweetness is reminiscent of caramel candy, almonds and artificial vanilla, again and again oily yellow aromas, exotic fruit behind it like mango and star fruit (slightly bitter), perfume note in the oil, mango flesh with perfume oil, intense vanilla,
    • Taste
      Oily and fleshy, very intense aromas, the exotic fruit, vanilla, perfume, light sweet caramel with alcohol sharpness and spiciness from the wood, almond note, almond shell, yellow exotics stick to the palate, perfume oil dissolves, there is an artificial note in the nose and mouth next to perfume oil and yellow fruit and he's smoking some
    • Finish
      long and tropical

      Mango flesh with star fruit (sweet, fruity yellow and somewhat bitter) remains on the palate

      delicate barrel notes dissolve

      fine smoke here too

  6. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great fruit nose and with a rich aroma on the tongue. Tap on a powerful Speysider.
    • Nose
      Wow, deliciously sweet with candied apple, overripe pear, apricots, sweet oranges, mushy bananas. If you are unprepared, you will be hit with some force. In addition, a hint of vanilla and from behind, slowly coming, mild spices. Over time, the overflowing sweetness passes, there is orange juice, vanilla, a pinch of fresh wood, freshly ground coffee beans.
    • Taste
      Pretty strong start. At the beginning dry with fresh red apple, apricots, oranges. Fruity and woody at the same time. Honey, vanilla, cinnamon. Some gingerbread spice. Becomes bitter, sometimes on the border to (pleasant) bitter: English orange marmalade with bits. Peppermint at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and dry, menthol, oranges, vanilla, milk chocolate and some black pepper.

  7. megabreit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Crisp appearance with a lot of depth. He can tolerate some water, but is not necessary in M ​​M n. A malt to the for ;-)
    • Nose
      some smoke, ripe bananas, vanilla
    • Taste
      Behind the fruit comes a lot of vanilla, a cloud of smoke and a dry oak note
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Here the percentages are clearly noticeable.


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