Craigellachie 1999

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Exceptional Cask Series
Stated Age
19 years old
2nd Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
fr France
Added on
08 Oct 2019 6:51 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 497.00

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 1999

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.20 points

  1. Anthaeus scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A really excellent Craigellachie that presents the typical taste profile in a really pleasant alcoholic strength. Everything harmonizes elegantly together: the Destilleriecharakter, which reminds me of marzipan, a pleasant perfume with a slight rose water impact. Add to that the present but never dominant second fill sherry barrel and a gentle oak touch. I swallowed at the price for NEN 19 years real but he is in my opinion clearly superior to the 23rd OB. I will order another bottle!

  2. TsiAI scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Eyes: Red orange smells fragrance. Nose: Chamomile, rosin, yellow fruit. The configuration is roughly the same as in 1995, with a lighter sulfur and chemical smell.
    The sweetness is even worse, more like dried fruit than fresh fruit. No trace of pickles, golden jujube, amber walnut, nanmu, a little oil and cinder, blanched lettuce, a little soy sauce. The milk flavor is deeper, more yogurt, sour cream, nine-system tangerine peel, and Japanese-style plum.
    Can find many typical custom barrel elements, strawberry jam, black currant jam, prunes. At the end are metal, cooked Pu'er tea cakes, dried sesame cakes, and fermented grains.
    Taste the Palate: yellow peach, grapefruit, red grape, dehydrated grape, followed by ginger, pepper, dried fig + cinnamon bun, sweet and sour honey grapefruit juice. The middle section is pine wood, camphor leaves, fragrant Lamiaceae plants, multi-flowered rose, green orange Pu'er, and sawdust. Sulfur is late, but gunpowder and saltpeter are next to the cheese tart.
    Final rhyme Finish: extremely long, raisin pepper, green vine pepper, orange blossom, thin smoke, fermented tea, ginger candy, blood orange wine body Body: more vigorous wine body, full-bodied, thick fleshy, chewy , Grease does not lose sps, slightly astringent

    Nose: 89/100
    Palate: 91/100
    Finish: 91/100
    Body: 93/100
    Overall: 90/100. Alcohol conceals very well. There is no irritation from the smell to the mouth. The height is undoubtedly more delicious. The coldness of metal is not as good as that of 1995, but the aroma of aromatic herbs, flower essential oils, and bergamot are particularly strong.
    Regarding Kleichach, my current experience is that the flavor elements are in the order of appearance: yellow fruit → sulfur → cream cheese → pine; sometimes there is metal at the end

  3. M3rl1K0 scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    The color is sublime: shiny dark brown - I don't remember ever having seen this color in whisky. It looks like a very (very) old Sauternes.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lots of ethanol on the nose to start, wahoo it will be strong ... Under alcohol, it's very pleasant: chocolate, caramel, pecan, brownie, and on the second pass, a coffee / cocoa mix .. .
    • Taste
      75 75
      On the other hand, alcohol takes up all the space, difficult to appreciate. It's strong and I don't find it very pleasant. Rather disappointed. I really liked the 17 and 23 year old versions, but here, I'm going to hide the bottle for a while.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Alcohol, alcohol ...

  4. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Syleo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An exceptional cask that was not as easily accessible as some of its predecessors. At the same time, the profile with the mixture of fructose, dryness and pithy, almost iodine-like flower aromas is a welcome example of balanced sherry cask maturation that complements the whisky character instead of it, especially in the current race for ever darker and more syrupy wet casks to drown. But the 2nd Fill Sherry Maturation still has a hard time asserting itself against other large siblings.
    • Nose
      92 92
      The strong golden brown already suggests an ex-sherry ripening in the glass - an impression that is immediately confirmed by the nose. But by no means a damp musty barrel, but an intensely aromatic, balanced, oily-creamy sherry influence, which mixes with a pleasantly fresh note of figs and oranges, which is mixed in sour cherries, sugar-sweet plum jam and a somehow pithy scent of flowers like orchids or one Focus on touch of violets. A bit of conifer sawdust and resinous iodine tickle your nose, cocoa powder as well, plus earthy notes of sunflower seeds in multigrain bread and almonds - and perhaps a very slightly cheesy, olive-like note that some might associate with sulfur ...
    • Taste
      91 91
      At first it was quite hot for a short moment, then rather vinous, sour cherries mix with orange marmalade, prunes and malt sweets. With a fine mist of dark cocoa powder, the mouthfeel then gradually changes from sweet and creamy to tart and vinous with a coniferous log, salmiak pastilles and again the orchid blossoms.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Cocoa powder on marzipan and orange peel briefly convey a creamy feeling on the palate, but a few wooden chips then lead to increasing dryness, which quickly evaporates. A mix of salmiak on a wooden plate and orange peel, not unlike the orange dextrose from childhood, lasts for a long time and only turns into somewhat sour, old leather at the very end.

  6. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. JOHN NAER did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Honey, fresh fruit, oily, long lasting, Shirley old barrel, it feels strong, I like it very much


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