Overall rating
84.95/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB181790
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Benchmark - Limited Release
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st fill Murça Tawny Port Finish
Casknumber
900365/366/367
Number of bottles
1054
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060353302638
Added on
19 apr 2021 9:52 pm by Fat Bastard!
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 81.13

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39 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Craigellachie 2008 MM

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.95 points.

  1. MarcinCh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice copper color. Light oily.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Lots of yeast. Dark berries. Blueberries, but not sweet. Dried fruits. Raisins. A bit of sulfur notes. Dates, but without that sweetness. Marmalade. A little noticeable alcohol.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Some sweets. Dried fruits. Berries. Blueberries. Maybe some blueberries. Black currant. Cranberries. Dessert chocolate. Spices. Cinnamon. Even more chocolate the second time.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dark berries. Blueberries. Berries. Dessert chocolate. Spices. A pinch of cinnamon and white pepper. Light caramel notes. Quite a long finish.

  2. RJKrueger scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A Craigellachie of the intense variety that only really shows what it can do on the palate.
    • Nose
      84 84
      In the nose I have a wine-heavy, sour, slightly cheesy base note, possibly even some sulfur tendencies. Very charged and intense, but without the alcohol being a nuisance. Overall it's still not what I was hoping for.
    • Taste
      87 87
      On the palate it shows what it can do. Here it is very dark-fruity, sherry-accented and quite drinkable. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The middle layer finish sounds evenly with a little more spice and nut.

  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. glen efze scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This Craigellachie comes from the independent bottler Murray McDavid and was bottled in the Tawny Port barrel after 12 years and a finish. The key data are very interesting. So just try it ...

    On the nose there are initially wine aromas, dark stone fruits and behind them some spice and herbs. The fruits cannot be clearly differentiated, it is compote, they are classic wine gums. There are plums and cherries, a little peach, mango and behind them the wine ferments and matures. Despite 50% vol. the whisky is mild in the nose, rather sweet and pleasantly fruity. Behind the fruit gum note comes the chocolate, more semi-dry than sweet, with a little nougat. Strong vanilla is always present as an undertone. Overall, it's a nice aroma with a ripe fruitiness that would also be appropriate for a standard whisky.

    Even with 50% vol. the alcohol is not dominant. He subordinates himself to the aromas, carries them forward a little. The flavors are balanced. The taste of the fruits is rather mixed, associations of red wine gums, a little vanilla. Then the spices come here too, without becoming bitter. The fruits go in a plum-dominated direction, but are rather diffuse and not too sweet with an interesting acidity.

    The aftertaste is relaxed, there is little wood, there is little bitterness. But overall there is a nice finish with cassis and some chocolate. All of this may not be exciting - but it's delicious.

    It's a beautiful whisky, a whisky that isn't primarily conspicuous, that doesn't polarize. There are nice wine aromas here, there is a subtle sweetness, English wine gum that has not yet gotten the full roar of sugar and aromas. This is a delicious whisky, maybe a bit too palatable, because it lacks the wood that would make it more complex with bitter tones. A well-matured, easy-to-drink whisky that is not one-dimensional or boring.

    www.glen-efze.de

  5. Jercky043 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

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