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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2006 Arc
15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.30 points
- Still a little young and impetuous, very spicy, especially in the Taste and Departure. In addition to the fruity parts, it also has honey. Syrupy.
- Lots and lots of vanilla, some light yellow and white fruits, peach, pears and apples, also quite aggressive on alcohol making the experience very peppery. Definitely needs water, which puts just a bit more emphasis on the fruit notes. A pretty decent bottling, but also a bit of a one trick (vanilla) pony.
Personally I would not spend €75 on this. There's just too little complexity to justify this particular price level.
Nose is nice and young. Don’t smell too much different than ‘just good average whisky’
It almost tastes like hot tamales sweets. Sweet on the outside. Then an explosion of peppery tickling.
The finish is below average in length. The pepper stays.
- Strong and youngish nose on fresh green apples, banana, peach & apricot. Light vanilla and touch of wood. With water gets "greener", adds some dry hay. Full fruity taste, a bit hot and peppery. Oily. Again more green notes after water was added. Finish is quite long with pepper, hay, fruits and lots of wood spices
- A sample from WB.
Good middle of the road whisky.
Not sure if I'm getting soft and sensitive, but I found the spice to be a bit too hot when neat.
So again catching myself in recommending water.
Very fruity fresh.
Lots of pear, a little peach.
Very well integrated alc.
A barn full of very dry hay.
Some "white" wood, birch like.
Added quite a bit of water, seems to make the fruity notes clearer or cleaner when the alc is reduced.
Not as fruity as the nose. Some pear, but now it's more "hard" and unripe.
Gets a little zesty, with lots of hot pepper.
Water makes the pepper more approachable with a note of liqorice extract.
Neat it is a little drying.
Peppery spice dominating and overpowering the fruit in a short of medium lenght finish.
Again water softens the pepper, it's not as dry, and even adds a few very ripe sweet berries.
- This was a sample courtesy of Whiskybase. Not bad but would I buy it, probably not.
This has quite a similar nose to the Glengoyne 2005 Arc but there are subtle differences. This has pear, well a lot of pear, pear drops and Perry cider. Banana cake, honey dew melon and custard cream biscuit.
Those pear notes transfer to taste, but there is more, strawberries and cream. I don't think the finishing is as good on this than the Glengoyne. I have decided to add a few drops of water and it doesn't make any difference.
Quite a short finish on this one, those fruit notes fade out quite quickly leaving a dry and grainy note on the death.
Fruits: citric, also fresh apple. Hay.
Citrus and pepper, oily.
Long & warm, honey, a hint of aniseed, subtle smoke.