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Overall rating
83.36/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB140264
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Edition #5
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry and Bourbon Casks
Casknumber
900622/3, 800130/1
Strength
48.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2019 4:44 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55.09

6 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2008 SV

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.36 points

  1. ZBomb scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Craigellachie is my personal discovery of the year - was completely unknown to me before, I have now become a little fan. My first Craigellachie was from "The Maltman" and I've loved him ever since ????.

    This pronounced fruity sweetness is amazing. Even the color of the whisky * natural * makes me rave ...

    The thing is definitely worth a "try".

  2. Sporx scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: for the first time recognizable matchstick-sulfur note, fireworks air enrichment

    Flavor: gunpowder, tobacco,

    Aroma: dry, medium long

  3. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    My guess is an approximately 10 year old Speysider. Overall easy to drink, but not very recognizable.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    In contrast to some of the others, I couldn't even perceive a hint of sulfur, the barrel was rather clean.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sherry-fruity immediately after pouring, followed by mint, very ripe yellow fruits. After standing for a while, the acid content increases significantly, slight fermentation notes, and with a little movement sweet and full again. Warmth clearly intensifies the fruitiness.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Full and sweet in the beginning, honey, still fruit, slight tingling sharpness, quite dense mouthfeel. Slightly bitter notes towards the back. Significantly drier in the second sip, herbs, light grass, a good portion of white pepper, but the alcohol content seems to be rather low, no alcoholic sharpness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Strong, noticeable warming up in the finish, where the bitter notes continue. The finish itself is medium in length.

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The fruits are more yellow. Buttery notes. Ordinary sweetie. Malt. Quite possibly a reminder of sulfur removed. Towards the end, the oak becomes noticeable and spicy.
    Not a bad whisky in itself. He's not really doing anything wrong. Is for me but rather something for the sideline.

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