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Overall rating
87.19/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Natural Colour | Cask Strength
Vintage
23.06.2008
Bottled
23.01.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
900618
Number of bottles
613
Strength
63.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky
Added on
01 Mar 2019 11:37 am by Flo1337
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 66.59

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34 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2008 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.19 points

  1. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Thanks for the sample, DavidH.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. DavidH. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Takes water well, and takes a lot of it. If you're into the contemporary, sticky ex-sherry profile with big oak spikes and would like something that is über-condensed, then this is great value for money. For me, personally, it's just too much.
    • Nose
      84 84
      No major (extraneous) sulphur issues, apart from Craigellachie's own spirit sulphur, it seems. Thank goodness. Dominated by heavy, thick sherry and active American oak. Marzipan, cherry cola, oodles of slightly burnt caramel.
    • Taste
      81 81
      With sufficient water it gets pleasantly leathery and polish-y, with black forest gateau and plenty of (artificial) maraschino cherry. The modern/seasoning sherry onslaught is too much for me, though. This is pretty much drowned in sherry.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Syrupy, sticky sherry and a burnt/bitter egde.

  4. Steven79 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very good, balanced everyday whisky from Craigallachie. Not dyed, not filtered and cask strength. That's the way it has to be. I like it very much. For about 65 euros you get here really a good whisky, which can convince. The trend is yes to these "young" whiskys with cask strength, as this fits in well here. I like it better than all the Glenlivet bottlings for the embassy etc ... For a scoring I have to try it again. But given the good PLV I would see him at 89 or 90 points.
    • Nose
      Dark fruits (plums, raisins), butterscotch, vanilla, sweetness, caramel, with water disappear the initially present woody notes. A touch of delicate furniture polish is added with a touch of mint.
    • Taste
      The 63.3% are present, but not intrusive. Greasy and oily, the malt is on the tongue. Salivation is stimulated immediately. The sweetness of nosing continues in the mouth. The alcohol is not disturbing. Caramel, Butterscotch dominate, the red fruits from the nose step into the background. The fresh mint becomes stronger. Slowly, the alcohol tingles at the tip of the tongue. The spicy notes tapping slightly discreetly again, without being intrusive. Everything well balanced, without any junk.
    • Finish
      Medium to warm. The alcohol settles on the tongue, on the cheeks runs the saliva ... slowly, the mouth becomes drier and the malt leaves a pleasant dry sweetness, where the spicy notes slowly emerge again.

  6. Bullionstattsuppe scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    malthead: 89 points
    https://www.malthead.org/malthead/craigellachie-10yrs-2008-sv-f%C3%BCr-kirsch-whisky

  7. Patrick93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

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