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Overall rating
91.50/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Vintage
12.1997
Bottled
01.2013
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
DL 9344
Number of bottles
293
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Feb 2013 7:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65,66

5 × in wishlist

8 × member ratings

8 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 1997 DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.50 points

  1. Beerwin scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Best bottle in my collection!!
    Been drinking whisky for 8 years, visited plenty of festivals, done tastings etc but this remains one of the best bottles I ever had.
    Everybody who tried it agrees because the taste and finish are completely different and always in motion. Superb whisky!!!
    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      100 100

  2. jazzpianofingers did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    ‘A terroir performance’

    N: Solid, open, familiar nose - oily, [with a mineral touch], fusty>estery, oaky-caramel [butterscotch from the chaps at MoM tasting notes is more precise], thin-watery honeyed grain, ground black pepper, endive and undercooked [doughy] croissants. Mild, husky grain sweetness remains persistent and true.

    T: The development heads towards the barley grain, being very candid and wholesome. Theres a grainy/husky-dryish mouthfeel with a faint lemon in the background. Add water for a more creamy/less astringent mouthful with a longer, more lemon fresh development into the finish,

    F: Light fresh, dryish, oaky, lemon<malt-grainy finish with toasted almond pastries emerging for an outro. A much longer, fresher, waxier, lemony finish with water but at the death its back to the barley.

    C: Very candid and simple. It reminds me of Monkey Shoulder WB [for its overall shape] and more specifically a Highland Harvest organic blended malt i had many years ago WB for its ‘honest’ barley quality - and like that, this Douglas Laing 15yo is also lacking in complexity, but provides a solid and familiar ‘terroir’ performance.

    Scores a C+

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