Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Best Dram (BD)
Stated Age
11 years old
1st Fill PX Sherry Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 oct 2021 9:15 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.66

3 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2010 BD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.05 points

  1. glen efze scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A Craigellachie from Best Dram's autumn release 2021, which Michel Reick refined at PX Hogshead. The whisky has a dark copper color, which leads us to hope for a nice sherry whisky, which hopefully has not degenerated into a dark sherry soup. Could be a good dram for the autumn evening ...
    • Nose
      The sherry is instantly present on the nose. First of all there is a very distinct marzipan tone, which then subsides and turns into deep sherry. The whole thing is not as sweet as you might fear with PX, there are herbs, maybe also lovage - but not as a disturbing Maggi note. That actually smells like a cozy autumn evening. Ripe cherries are also there, strong cherry jam, dried apricots. The alcohol is slightly noticeable fresh but well integrated and not prominent. Overall, the aroma is strong.
    • Taste
      The first sip is very strong, the alcohol carries the aromas massively forward, sherry, sweetness, herbs. In the second sip there is also cherry syrup and wood comes out. The hogshead has left strong marks and the alcohol remains strong, tingling on the tongue. The whisky has a rather brutal aroma, is certainly not for someone who likes finely chiseled flavors. It's a dessert whisky that is strong, has a certain sweetness - and concentrated sherry.
    • Finish
      A herbaceous wood note remains in the aftertaste, sherry with wood remains on the palate, the lovage remains with other dried herbs, perhaps a little tarragon. No trace of bitterness - but also no recognizable aroma of the whisky.

      This is a whisky that is carried by its finish. A strong sherry whisky that could hold its own against a hearty meal. So actually a dessert whisky. Is it the fine art of finishing? Here the wooden sculpture is created with the coarse ax - but that can also have its charm. And the sherry lovage tarragon oak stays in your mouth for a long time ...


  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Testtubebaby scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Nice sherry notes, not overloaded for the barrel type, herbalism (a little lovage?) Some citrus
    Mouth: a bit alcoholic, you notice the 56.3%, clear, moderate sherry notes, green tea (I don't like), herbs, hardly any sweetness despite PX-Cask, dry
    Finish: very short and dry, very slightly soapy

  4. TP-Darknight scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      SMELL fruity with cherries, dark grapes, raisins and peach, complemented by an increasing sweetness with notes of marble cake and dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      84 84
      TASTE soft, fruity and spicy at the same time, then fruity sweetness as well as cappuccino and again peach with dark grapes unfolds.
    • Finish
      83 83
      FINISHED with milk chocolate and peach.

  5. Immerenga scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    N: 15/20
    M: 44/50, lovely taste! I like it
    F: 12/15, warming the mouth for quite some time, yummy
    VfM: 9/15, could be about 10€ cheaper, but hey...

    Overall very nice dram. Recommandable!


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