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Overall rating
89.92/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
El paraiso oloroso
Vintage
24.08.1999
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
44.125
Number of bottles
445
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 May 2020 12:08 pm by whiskynews
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 136.78

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 1999 SMWS 44.125

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.92 points

  1. xuqianyu58 scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. WhiskyRates_by_Tommy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      SMWS 44.125
      Banana, fruity candle, elegant creamy cake, citrus-main perfume, dried plums, apples, kiwis, honey. 89
    • Taste
      90 90
      Strong vinegar sour, hints of honey sweet, rich spices including Fennel, cinnamon, Brasil. Black peppers, and noticeable lemon juice, rich cream, the v-sourness brings back sweet liqorice, defat milk, citrus peel bitterness, oily bodies, really great. 90
    • Finish
      89 89
      Mint, sweet woody, licorice, unsweetened citrus, hints of chocolate, Biscuits. 89

  3. bobo scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Huanglangxian58 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    It will not be the best state to open the bottle. After 2 days, there will be no alcohol stimulation, flower and fruit fragrance, sugar fragrance, cocoa flavor, and smoke flavor. The entrance is very sweet and soft. It brings fruit and sweet food, just right. The tail rhyme is comfortable and medium long. The aftertaste of preserved fruit is especially obvious, sweet and cool.

    It is clean, fresh and fruity. No matter smell, taste and aftertaste, it can't do without fruit flavor. What I like most is the taste. It's very delicious and easy to drink
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very, very tasty. The fruit-spice combination convinced me. The different coffee and chocolate notes are also good. And in between there are a few more special things to discover. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/09/01/mehr-speyside-im-glas/

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. LeChiffre scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A bottling just the way I like it. Full, oily, complex - without appearing superimposed. Wonderfully ripened malt with exciting aromas, the waxy notes give that certain something. Reminds me a little of the many good Clynelish SC vases from the refill sherry barrel. Highly recommendable and a very fair price at the time of issue.
    (Rating: +)
    • Nose
      93 93
      sweet and dark fruity; red fruits (on the berry side); a hint of orange; Raisins; Plums; some herbal notes; Honey; waxy notes; Dark chocolate; delicate wood seasoning; fantastically exciting and complex nose
    • Taste
      92 92
      vigorous; full; oily; waxy notes; Dried fruits; Raisins; Plums; delicate orange; Chocolate; nutty; light peppery flavor comes up; wonderfully complex and intense without appearing too intrusive or overlaid
    • Finish
      92 92
      long; delicately tangy; some pepper; nutty (walnut); dark chocolate; some coffee; Spice notes; Oak

  8. LordBellamy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    with water: it rises with a little water, becomes softer without losing its full-bodied character

    Conclusion: Classic old sherry malt without any fancy, that's what a sherry whisky has to be
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sherry, but not too pushy, but well balanced, red fruits, blackberry, currant, orange notes, raisins, chocolate, plum jam, subtle spiciness due to the oak (clove, nutmeg), alcohol is well balanced, there is also some balsamic vinegar
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oh yes, it's nice and oily, great mouthfeel, the sherry comes with a great spiciness, walnut
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium to long, nice sherry notes, lots of chocolate and great oak flavor, without any bitterness

  9. Fight65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
      IT: 91
      B: 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. steinrich scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

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