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Overall rating
89.09/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
The Elements Collection - Fire
Vintage
06.2006
Bottled
12.2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
366
Strength
54.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Feb 2019 8:52 pm by peatbogger
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Average value

€ 107.13

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2006 DL

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.09 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This first release of Douglas Laing's new Old Particular Elements Collection represents a well-aged Craigellachie matured in a fired sherry butt resulting in a delicate fruitiness, nicely mixed with spicy flavours and decent burnt aromas. Rich, intense and well-balanced. Opens up with a splash of water while retaining its appealing sweet and fruity notes.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2019/02/14/craigellachie-fire-12yo-2006-2018-old-particular/
    • Nose
      Starts with crispy breadcrust and caramelised sugar, followed by burnt caramel and mocha. Then fruity notes shine through with juicy apricots, followed by vanilla custard, white pepper, subtle cloves and a whiff of oak. Needs some time to develop its full aroma profile.
    • Taste
      Bold, sweet and intense on the palate. Fruity notes of apricots complemented with orange zest and burnt caramel. Then a warming spiciness arrives with allspice, pepper and charred oak in the back.
    • Finish
      Long and creamy sweet on the finish with barley sugar, mocha, some leathery notes and a touch of dry oak on the tail.

      With water: There's more fruits coming through when a splash of water is added. Lots of apricots, peaches and passion fruit. The burnt notes are slightly tamed. Still intense on the palate although the warming spiciness is pushed in the background bringing more fruity and sweet notes to the fore. The finish is still long and creamy with honey, apricot jam and mocha.

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