Craigellachie 17-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 04-6137
Stated Age
17 years old
Batch No. 04-6137
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
15 apr 2022 5:38 pm by hellelevator

Average value

€ 98.90

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12 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Craigellachie 17-year-old

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.50 points.

  1. Maltimex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Craigellachie should be given plenty of time in the glass and given just as much time with it! Worth it...
    Overall, the whisky is extremely balanced in terms of its aromas - from the nose to the palate to the finish.
    • Nose
      The nose promises a deep and complex malt that offers an interplay of fresh fruitiness, dustiness and waxy notes; there is also a slight maltiness and impressions of cereals.
      A drop of water doesn't change the whisky, but it opens it up and emphasizes its aromas. As deep as the nose is, it is as fine.
      The fruit notes are characterized by crisp, ripe apples - perhaps Braeburn.
    • Taste
      The Craigellachie glides elegantly onto the tongue and immediately shows its pleasant and aromatic presence - characterized by slightly sour notes reminiscent of an almost unsweetened applesauce. In addition, malt notes spread over the entire tongue and a balanced oak wood note shows its presence.
      With every sip, the malt becomes "fatter" and more voluminous, so that it fills the entire mouth. With continued enjoyment, the Craigellachie becomes increasingly waxy in its texture and a slight sweetness of acacia honey underlines the superficially tart notes. Zerdernholz is now also opening up.
    • Finish
      The finish is long-lasting and subtly acidic with hints of mocha notes. The dusty note that has already appeared in the nose and the associations with apples persist - primarily on the entire tongue.

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  3. hlz30 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately the palate and finish didn't keep up with the impressive nose.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Pulp of ripen peach and prune, along with stewed apple, and some wax. This must be well matured. Aeration brought out zest. Dusty, mineral, a little bit of spices (cumin, fennel), and lychee. I caught a trace of lamb, which didnt last long but that should be the first time I caught this scent and I know why a friend of mine felt devastating towards this element...
    • Taste
      85 85
      Greasy texture with solid arrival. Sweetness of dates, canned nectarine and raisin, prickling mouth feel of peppers and salted lemon that attacked the lateral part of tongue. Oak bitterness grew at the background. A bit musty,
    • Finish
      85 85
      Oily texture maintained on the tongue, rubber, black tea, almost maintained the peppery and mustard seed attack. Oak bitterness persisted but diminished not long after.

  4. Joschbert scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    More interesting than the 13. But the price difference is then too big for a purchase recommendation.
    • Nose
      Malty, polish notes, sweet and sour fruit compote, black tea, a little salty
    • Taste
      The aromas from the nose are repeated in a nicely balanced way.
    • Finish
      Roasted malt, caramel, tea, plum stones, now somewhat reminiscent of Glenfarclas

  5. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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


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