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Overall rating
88.06/100
votes
73
Whiskybase ID
WB179147
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
423
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml
Added on
17 Mar 2021 3:01 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 14-year-old BW

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.06 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    14 years and a 1st Fill Ex-Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butt, not the worst prerequisites for a tasty divine drink ... Somehow I was torn back and forth! On the one hand, plump PX flavors, sweet, fruity with hints of tobacco, on the other hand, the Craigellachie looks superimposed and somehow expressionless. For God's sake not a bad malt, even if I like the plump, dark PX roar, I still have to warm up with this bottling. For today I am giving 88 points with an upward tendency ...
    • Nose
      Dark rust shimmers in the glass, a thick streak sticks to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter from which a multitude of oily "legs" loosens. Sour cherries and sweet currants rise, minimal abrasion of orange peel and fermented grapes mix with sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. The nose doesn't really know what it wants ... on the one hand sweet and fruity, on the other hand relatively expressionless and unspectacular. Here and there a few crumbs of tobacco, some wood shavings and crushed hazelnut kernels, then again sugary sweetness with fermented fruit.
    • Taste
      Fermented grapes and berries flash, sweetness emerges and ends slightly tart on the tongue. The voluminous alcohol is immediately present and heats up the entire mouth properly. Tobacco, dark PX flavors, a hint of caramel and espresso, peppery spiciness in combination with sour cherries and oranges, hazelnuts, spicy oak, hints of sulfur and rotten wood, the tongue still glows while slowly black pepper with a hint of chilli the saliva stimulates.
    • Finish
      Peeled and chewed hazelnuts stick to the palate, unripe walnuts are added, grapes stick sweetly to the palate, dried tobacco leaves are added ...

  2. DramTimeDE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    sweet cherry bomb in a beautiful bottle. give it some time...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Jeadrick scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. glenrob scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Grillmeister scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    with a little water only sweet as sugar, a little fermented plum and a little tobacco. Short and meaningless, no distillery character, reminds me of the cheap lychee liqueur that is occasionally available at the cheap Chinese restaurant around the corner, no thanks!

  10. Der_Schnappulierer did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Without rating. There are definitely people who like it, but what this Craigellachie certainly no longer is is whisky.
    • Nose
      Intense, sticky and incredibly sweet. Dates, Turkish honey, grapes, cherries and blueberries. I don't think I could identify it neat as whisky. Pure PX, without distillery character.
    • Taste
      Intensely nutty, rum balls, sticky honey, strongly alcoholic grapes.
    • Finish
      The finish is nutty and rather short.

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