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Overall rating
85.30/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
23.08.2006
Bottled
03.2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
8101271
Number of bottles
214
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Feb 2019 3:02 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75,00

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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

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    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.

  2. Mark-E scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Barreman scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Nose is nice and young. Don’t smell too much different than ‘just good average whisky’
    • Taste
      83 83
      It almost tastes like hot tamales sweets. Sweet on the outside. Then an explosion of peppery tickling.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is below average in length. The pepper stays.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Dominique69 scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. z-imaging scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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

  8. peatbogger scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    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.
    • Nose
      82 82
      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.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily arrival.
      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.
    • Finish
      83 83
      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.

  9. karloff scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    This was a sample courtesy of Whiskybase. Not bad but would I buy it, probably not.
    • Nose
      85 85
      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.
    • Taste
      81 81
      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.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Quite a short finish on this one, those fruit notes fade out quite quickly leaving a dry and grainy note on the death.

  10. branneman scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruits: citric, also fresh apple. Hay.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Citrus and pepper, oily.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long & warm, honey, a hint of aniseed, subtle smoke.

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