- Single Malt
- Signatory Vintage (SV)
- Bottling serie
- Natural Colour | Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Sherry Cask
- Number of bottles
- 63.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Kirsch Whisky
- Added on
- 01 Mar 2019 11:37 am by Flo1337
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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 87.31 points
- Thanks for the sample, DavidH.
- 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.
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.
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.
Syrupy, sticky sherry and a burnt/bitter egde.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- malthead: 89 points