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Craigellachie 14-year-old

Overall rating
82.10/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB4375
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
2000
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Nov 2008 1:50 pm

Average value

€ 497.81

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 14-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.10 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    A bit of a miss, unfortunately. You better really, really enjoy that kind of heavy, oaky, herbal kind of finish to dig this dram, because there isn’t that much else going on, other than that amazing texture. Seriously, it was one of the thickest and oiliest scotches I’ve ever tried. The fill level on the bottle was pretty low, and I’d imagine this one’s been sitting behind the bar quite a while, so I’m willing to chalk up the very delicate palate to that.

    Nose: Soft, but meaty. Kind of like Mortlach is meaty. Black pepper, roast nuts, burnt marshmallows, and earthy malt. Flowers (mostly stems), banana, and cider vinegar. Some subtle smoke, and something like hot beach sand.
    Water increased that meatiness, and… oh, it’s birch bark! That kind of woody oily flavour.

    Palate: Extremely oily texture. Despite that, it’s extremely soft on the arrival, with caramel and flowers. Then comes butter, beef fat, lemon, powdered sugar, cashews, barley, and burnt toast. Then comes the funk: kerosene, tar, and burnt toast, going into heavy oak, punky (rotten) wood, earth, herbs, pine, and tobacco. Some yellow plums towards the back.

    Finish: Oaky and earthy. More herbs and tobacco. Light honey, vanilla, and lemon tea. Savoury spices too, star anise, cumin, black pepper, and some cardamom.
    With water comes loads of strong black coffee all of a sudden.

  2. Shane_IL scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This was a nice one. There was quite a herbal character to it and the malt itself was quite present.Reviewed in my blog: https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2016/07/31/craigellachie-14-flora-fauna
    • Nose
       Cooking oil. Fresh Olives. Floral. Straw. Caramel pudding. Toffee.
    • Taste
      Slightly dirty. More cooking oil. A slightly herbal note. Camphor. Strong Peppermint.
    • Finish
      Medium. Peppermint carries on. Porridge with honey. Mushy red Apple.

  3. JMBASS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    very nice light color, fruity on the palate light lemon flavor of flowers ..; very nice in the mouth ... very pleasant and very easy to drink can very well marry with a marbled chocolate for example

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Nice smell, flower and a bit peaty.
    • Taste
      Sweet, smoky and creamy. With citrus nuts and malt notes. Touch of herbal/ spicy.
    • Finish
      Nice sweet again, short aftertaste. Fruity.

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