Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
John Crabbie & Co. (JCrC)
Stated Age
50 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.5 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
02 jun 2020 9:46 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 4322.50

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Whisky reviews for Crabbie 50-year-old JCrC

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  1. Official tasting note

    John Crabbie was a true pioneer who sourced the finest whisky from over 70 distilleries across Scotland for his famous Crabbie brand.
    We are very pleased to present our exquisite 50 year old single malt which has been hand-selected from the same Islay distillery that John Crabbie procured his whisky from in 1884.
    This is an exceptionally rare single cask release presented exactly as the distiller intended: without colouring, chill-filtration, and at cask strength. One of just 220 decanters hand-filled in 2020; this whisky has been matured for five decades in the same coastal warehouse visited by John Crabbie.
    Each of the individually numbered Glencairn crystal decanters have been hand blown meaning they are just as unique as the liquid they contain. The decanter is presented in an elegant display box, handcrafted from solid ash by Moran’s of Warrington, and accompanied by an individually numbered certificate of authenticity.
    • Nose
      Ripe apricots, dates, candied orange peel with autumnal spices. Sweet toffee and strawberry linger on the nose.
    • Taste
      Smooth, buttery mouthfeel with decadent syrup sponge, beautifully warming with notes of salted nut brittle, toffee, crème anglaise all wrapped together with gentle wisps of oak smoke.
    • Finish
      Orange and lemon marmalade, candied ginger, subtle nuttiness with a long well developed finish that only time can create.


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