Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
20 years old
1st fill Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
59.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 nov 2011 10:16 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107.22

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Whisky reviews for Craigellachie 1991 DR

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.62 points.

  1. Syleo scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    In blind tasting, I have not even recognized a craigellachie here. Such a real eye-opening experience has not set, he could not convince me unfortunately.
    • Nose
      78 78
      A light alcohol topping, almost like nail polish remover, stings your nose, but quickly makes room for an intense nutritiousness, like wet walnuts collected from the rain, freshly split firewood, barley malt and even some green peppers? Then comes gradually a fruit gum to the front, tropical predominantly, lime, papaya, mango and pineapple juice, which gradually takes on some spice and acidity, white wine vinegar, hyacinth, sage and beeswax. Nice nose, but for the alcohol and vinegar a few points are deducted.
    • Taste
      74 74
      The initial sweetness on the palate is quite quickly caught here again by an alcoholic sharpness, me. But vanilla and cane sugar as well as mango, pineapple and rose water keep the sweetness up, complemented by light citrus fruit, walnuts in skin and some oak. An increasingly dry impression tries to assert itself, but never quite succeeds in doing so. Overall, somehow remains undecided and looks a bit artificial.
    • Finish
      68 68
      Citrus fruits and the intense rose aroma of industrial marzipan complement each other to a slightly woody and nutty memory in the finish, but it dissipates quite quickly. Again somehow artificial and unconvincing.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It can take water, but is quite quaffable without. I
    am not yet sure which I prefer. But anyhow and wonderful Craigellachie.
    • Nose
      Hmm, this nose is very good. Very mineraly and floral.
      I get both wet rocks and a bouquet of wild flowers and heather. Then a lot of
      fruit and not just the typical European white fruit (apples, pears). This even
      shows some tropical fruit. Think apricots and peach. But also mirabelles. The
      whole is gently spiced. This is by far the best nose I have had on a
      Craigellachie so far. With water, the fruit is pushed away somewhat,
      emphasizing the flowers and vanilla some more.
    • Taste
      It is oily and very powerful indeed. Honeysweet on the
      fruit from the nose and a good helping of white pepper, ginger and some
      woodspice. Honey and apples come to the fore. Not very complex, but very good.
      It loses a bit of punch with water, but remains fruity throughout. As an added
      bonus, a little bitter touch gives it a nice balance.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and very fruity. There is
      even a touch of salt at the death.


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