Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A wine lover's whisky
Stated Age
15 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 jul 2020 1:10 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73.82

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18 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Craigellachie 2004 SMWS 44.128

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.00 points.

  1. Julia E S did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sample tasting.

    Very nice ex-bourbon bottling, which impresses with a nice fruity nose, with peach but also pineapple and gooseberry. There is also lemon balm, aloe and breakfast cereal.

    The taste is then first peach, pineapple, followed by malty aromas such as muesli, bread crust, in the end it is more towards herbs with vanilla, lemon, lemon balm, aloe and a little coconut. The whole thing is nicely accompanied by a syrupy sweetness.

    I really like it a lot! Potential 90+

  2. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS notes;

    The initial nose was beautifully soft, fragrant and scented with notes of light olive oil, cut grass, carbon paper, old ink wells, anthracite, freshly kilned malt, barley sugars, Scotch broth and Serrano ham. Further notes of lanolin, mineral oils and herbal teas lingered underneath. Water brought a more chiselled and taut profile. Full of chalk, pebbles, graphite, soft wood spices and buttery toasty qualities. Like a well-aged Montrachet. The palate displayed initial notes of sage, lemon peel and putty with cough medicines, bay leaf and tea tree oil. Still light but with an impressive complexity. Reduction brought out coconut water, petrichor, trail mix tarragon, rose jelly and a light sootiness. A soothing finish yielded marjoram, nettle tea, gorse and a lingering waxiness in the aftertaste.


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