Now that I have left the opened sample for a while, he likes me better. Great nose, whose flavors can not be completely rediscovered in the taste. On the tongue it is a bit too spicy and the bitterness on the palate bothers me a bit. Water does not help me at all.
In the glass a Craigellachie from 1994. The whisky comes from the Single Malts of Scotland series by Elixir Distillers and was bottled at 56.1% ABV at the age of twenty-five. It is a single barrel bottling. The whisky in the glass shows itself in dark copper and with medium viscosity. A great whisky that absolutely knows how to inspire. I am happy to have had it in my glass.
When you first smell it, a pleasant fruit note, sandalwood and old books. A hefty helping of wax is to smell blueberries, raisins, dates, dark honey and chocolate. The alcohol is astonishingly well integrated and the whisky appears soft and dignified.
Fully fruity, oily, honey-sweet with a pleasant note of lime. Chocolate and mint create a beautiful arc of tension in which fresh fruit notes can be found. These are very complex, tropical and always buffered with a great sandalwood taste. A really great taste experience from an anything but tired-looking dram. The alcohol strength invites you to experiment.
Long finish, orange zest, fruits, sandalwood, chocolate, mint and a light spicy note. There is a lot to taste here. Delicious!