Overall rating
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
28 May 2019 8:37 pm by RX21
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 202.48

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 1994 ElD

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.43 points

  1. holborndrinker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A really decent dram - just a shame that the price puts it beyond what most people can afford.
    • Nose
      Dark chocolate and roast meats.
    • Taste
      Big, bold - a decent earthy fruit.
    • Finish
      Quite short but a real pleasure.

  2. NiklasBM did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Earned a huge 92 points from Serge on Whiskyfun: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archiveseptember19-1-Bruichladdich-Laphroaig.html#020919

  3. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Rum aroma (good, not banal rum ... Bottler releases of closed production.) Whisky taste (rich, juicy), cognac finish (wood, chocolate, tobacco, fruit). Definitely cool! (90)
    • Nose
      The aroma is waxy, restrained ... fruits, plums, honey ... medicinal candies, herbs, citrus oil ... an empty tin can, aromas not typical, rum-cool! (22.5)
    • Taste
      Juicy, Citruses, Cappuccino, Wax (23)
    • Finish
      Finish fruit, dark chocolate, cream, citruses, wood, oatmeal cookies ... dusty tobacco, vanilla (22.5)

  4. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

    Reminiscent of the 23er original.
    • Nose
      89 89
      sweet, light fruits, spicy, honey, cereals, nutmeg, ginger, pepper, hair spray, sweet oranges, malt, strong mint, sawdust, grated lemon peel
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet and spicy, coffee, oranges, pepper, peppermint, bitter, orange peel, clear tannins
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, tannins, unsweetened mint tea, tart and slightly bitter orange marmalade

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    If you like the 23 OB...
    • Nose
      92 92
      Extremely thick, waxy spirit combined with lush "white" fruitiness and high-quality ex-bourbon oak. Pure joy.
    • Taste
      91 91
      See above, plus some elegant bitters and an oily, chewy texture. Very spicy; will take some water.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Still very fruity and sticky. Perfectly balanced between tart and sweet.

  6. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      89 89
      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.
    • Taste
      91 91
      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.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long finish, orange zest, fruits, sandalwood, chocolate, mint and a light spicy note. There is a lot to taste here. Delicious!

  7. KonstUA scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22.5, taste 22.5, finish 22, balance 22

  8. DistiLesha scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    There is something to smell! Still - 25 years! Little surprised, except perhaps the beans. Yummy! Pitko! Bourbon!
    • Nose
      Strict, businesslike, clearly marked or something.
      Wood, grain, meat pie or stew, spicy beans stew, refined oil, dry grain hulls.
    • Taste
      Bright, spicy, powerful, Pinocchio lemonade, sweet and sour, a school eraser appears with water.
    • Finish
      Oak and long lasting. With water it becomes brighter, a pleasant astringency appears.

  9. Igitor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Ovaltine, malt, cookie dough, lemon cake, Oami, orange peel, dust
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oranges and menthol
    • Finish
      87 87
      Toothpaste, wood, slight bitterness and menthol

  10. Simon Stood scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior



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