Overall rating
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Malt Cask
Stated Age
15 years old
Refill Bourbon Cask
DL 9344
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Feb 2013 7:01 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65,66

5 × in wishlist

9 × 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 91.29 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. WhiskyLovingPianist 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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