Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
40 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
49.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Jun 2013 2:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 471.30

14 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Craigduff 1973 SV

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. Erik Elixir did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This is peated whisky by Glen Keith distillery with little peated barley

    and heavely peated water. They put the water through the still to raise

    a higher level of peat. The other peated variant of Glen Keith is Glenisla.

  2. Georges scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Peated Glen Keith - matured in refill sherry butt
    • Nose
      91 91
      Peat smoke, white fruit (apples, pears, melons), honey, vanilla, sweet, spicy (ginger), chocolate, nutty, marzipan
    • Taste
      92 92
      Peaty, fruity (melons, papaya, plums), sweet, sherry, heather, beeswax, spicy (nutmeg, pepper, clove)
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, fruity, vanilla, ashy, tobacco, smoked barley

  3. cuhp scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Splendid whisky. When adding water it becomes more peaty. Tasted blindly.
    • Nose
      Nice, classic refill sherry cask kind of nose. Somewhat peaty with fruits like apples and pears. This is one of the best noses I have experienced.
    • Taste
      Lots of fruits and good complexity. The alcohol present, but not overwhelming => well balanced. 
    • Finish
      Delicious creamy, red fruits and oranges. 

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    ‘Its a journey dram, backpacker styley’
    N: Its certainly a speysider with an abundance of fruity depth, sweet apples a plenty with some orange, cherry, melon and even a touch of papaya in their too. Theres a nutty, mineral oiliness to it and after some time the peat is showing itself prominently - conjuring an apple orchid enriched with conservative measures of fresh farmyard fertiliser, alongside a mild peat-loaf [no typo] with cabbage! Later theres chocolate, hazelnut & vanilla custard with a touch of kiwi citrus juice, a pinch of dried coconut and chocolate, oat-cereal mash. Most rewarding so far.
    T: Busy arrival neat - tar,  mud and wood with a pepper zing [ethanol bold], later turning to an apple marmalade. With water everything is more refined and paced. Rich, honeyed, ripe fruits led the way to a peppery then mineral, woody maltiness, a clay-like-cereal maltiness with dried apple and oak tannins that leads into the finish. Its not an easy read, every mouthful offering differences in profile and direction. Much to discover.
    F: Chalky/old/dry wood, dry straw/malt and a pistachio finish with dry-apple, vanilla and cigarette ash at the death. Long-medium finish
    C: Gorgeous nose followed by colourful curiosities. Its a journey dram, backpacker styley. With more time and more of it, this could be scoring an A grade but considering its ‘trickiness’, its safe to assume with this sample a top B grade.

    Scores a B+


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