Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Spirit of Speyside - Festival Release
Stated Age
08 years old
Pedro Ximénez & Oloroso Sherry
Number of bottles
60.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Scotland Scotland
Added on
13 may 2019 2:19 pm by ErnieMan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.95

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Whisky reviews for Craigellachie 2011 MM

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.68 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, clear sherry notes, but also very alcohol-driven. Besides the power of the alcohol, also some bitter notes. A few years more in a cask would have made this one certainly better, but still a pleasant one.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity, red fruits, prunes, raisins, some leather now, chocolate. Then it gets lighter and sweeter, more honey.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fruity, red fruits, prunes, raisins. Powerful, pickering. Also some chocolate and leather. Full taste, intense. Now something organic, like a forest.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still pretty strong, a lot of alcohol, bitter notes underneath. Besides the red fruits and prunes also some chocolate and orange, pretty long finish.

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  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Hegu scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    More special Craigellachie.
    • Nose
      Kerosene, rubber, coffee.
    • Taste
      Soft, alcohol strikes but young age does not feel.
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Ostap scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Apparently young with all leaking ... but without restraint. We succeeded in curbing the burrowing burrows. To taste is quite interesting, to drink comfortably and tasty. It would be pleasure to have a bottle of such whisky. Do not look at the assessment: this is an attempt to be as objective as possible despite the great sympathy for this release.
    • Nose
      84 84
      In the beginning, it is noticeably sour, sour, yeast, beer nose (hops and malt), fresh bread with crunchy crust, croutons, chalk, lime, honey, vegetable nuances, radish, sweet potatoes boiled, berries, peanuts, boiled egg / sulfur, salted meat, meat chops, fried eggs, tangible mineral, oatmeal cookies, strong coffee without sugar. Subsequently, the saltiness of the flavor changes with moderate fruit sweetness.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pepper, strong, fleshy (thick), a cleric, bread, fruit candy, sour berries. Drinking is surprisingly comfortable.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Heated, covers a slow wave, long, oak-fruit, fruit candy, lime, berry sourness.

  7. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    The aroma is not devoid of pleasant notes and quite rich (as for a young molt), of course, the alcoholism is strong although it does not cause disgust ... but the score is low. The high degree and oiliness went to + taste. (84)
    • Nose
      The aroma of brazhniy (as unexpectedly ????) ... grass, raw dough, sulfur, aroma of burnt condensed milk ... toffee and anise, plum notes cleric and semolina, oatmeal cookies ... sour prunes (20)
    • Taste
      Dense, oily, fruit and chocolate ... many clerics (21)
    • Finish
      Creamy finish, spices and bitter chocolate ... tobacco and nut husks, mint and dried fruits (22)

  8. ErnieMan scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Quite viscous, shows fat legs in the glass. The nose has quite strong butterscotch, caramel, brown sugar, slightly unbalanced sense of furniture polish or something similar. On the palate a strong taste of boiled sweets with the butterscotch coming through afterwards, surprisingly well integrated alcohol for a youngish whisky at 60%. Finishes with more furniture polish turning to perfume. It's better on the nose and palate than it is on the finish.

    Overall, works better without water if you can take the strength as I get more butterscotch at cask strength and more polish with water. For the price at £60 this is good value for money but don't expect fireworks.


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