Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
08 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 sep 2011 8:49 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 40.50

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23 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Craigellachie 2002 vW

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.48 points.

  1. TDMartijn scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The label states "sherry butt" but I reckon it was not a PX- or a Oloroso-cask.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, soft cake-dough, butter, honey and green apples.
    • Taste
      Honey and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Buttery cake-dough remains a bit longer, very nice.

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  3. whiskyd scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Middle of the road. Tasty but nothing special.
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      74 74

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Xstream scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Smell is rich. Sweet, toffee, creamy, sweet fruit, mix of strawberry, pineapple with ripe fruit compote. Body is nice and thick and sweet. Nice and smooth.
    Finish is also smooth, sweet vana caramel with something funkies, resembling ripe tomato, against the rotten. That really spoils the otherwise delicious whisky.

  6. vb_bembel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A surprising taste and flavour for a young Craigellachie. I like it!
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. DramWhisky scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A good whisky, but the aroma is by far over promises an otherwise good but non exemplary dram. 
    • Nose
      ( 25/25) Subtle but very pleasing hints of peat and fresh mint, with white grapes, vanilla, and wow bubble gum.  If a whisky aroma could talk softly and carry a big stick it would likely be somewhere around these lines.  Nothing smacks you in the face, but there is a  lot of very interesting things going on when you really get in there with it. 
    • Taste
      ( 21/25) A lot of mint and vanilla, touch of burnt sugar, a very sweet dram, some lemon and green apple hard candies. 
    • Finish
      ( 20/25) Hard to describe, very potent dried fruits, mostly raisins, figs, apricots, with a lot of cinnamon, a touch of peat, and oak. 


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