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Craigellachie 13-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
13 years old
Refill American Oak Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml 1000 ml
Bottle code
Added on
08 Sep 2014 12:28 pm by z-imaging

Average value

€ 46,59

Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 13-year-old

73 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.54 points

  1. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A pleasing little Speysider, which I think can handle a small shot of water.
    • Nose
      The nose welcomes the Speyside. Sweet paired with special seasoning. Moist malt, a dollop of vanilla cream, a tiny bit of pineapple. Far away a cup of banana / apricot / papaya salad with chocolate. Water rinses fresh sawn wooden slats on the tongue. With malt, small hints of fruit, some cocoa powder, fruit muesli and a touch of pumpkin.
    • Taste
      A soft start. Then malt, a little spiciness, a few spices. Small wood notes are over a light creaminess, with water much sweeter, but still the small fire. Something fresh oak, spicy malt, a very small piece of toffee, a pinch of pepper, a little mint.
    • Finish
      When the whisky has left the throat, there is a slight residual sharpness - along with hints of yellow fruit and some fresh wood. Water gives the finish something slightly creamy. The yellow fruits show up here as well. Mild caramel notes, a minuteness of chocolate, an idea dryness.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The best thing about this whisky is definitely the finish. Overall, a tasty whisky with slight balance problems. A bit overpriced. Quite suitable as every day dram.
    • Nose
      Starts with strong notes of apples, sometimes lightly fermented. Strong malt notes and some zest are without citrus. Sounds stupid, but it does. Is that sulfur? In addition, there is an intense herbal note. Crème Brulée is also to be found. What stays in the long run are herbs and Zest. Additional temperature produces artificially aromas and some dried fruit.
    • Taste
      Wow, what a start. Since I had not counted on the nose in the farthest with. Pretty sweet, herbs and a peppery pungency. Unfortunately a bit sprightly.
    • Finish
      After the herbs have faded, a pleasant nutty fruity note remains on the palate for longer than expected. A medium-length finish of the very pleasant kind.

  3. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  4. dramspotter scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      grassy, lemon, mango
    • Taste
      spicy; leather
    • Finish

  5. uap304 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Craigellachie 13-year old @46%

    High quality stuff. The shiz. It's bold, interesting, and characterful. Maybe too challenging for some, but so worth it. Very, very yummy. It seems fitting that my score is the same as for Benromach 10-year. Yay!
    • Nose
      A bit closed and hot to start. But then sweetness, light sherry, metallic and noticeable sulfur. Malty. In the bitter old-fashioned style for sure. Apples and cloves. Definitely reminiscent of Dewar's.
    • Taste
      Bold and full-bodied. More in the Highland style. A heavily sweet attack, with honey and malt. Then becoming bitter, earthy, and metallic. Hints of chocolate and pomegranate.
    • Finish
      Mildly drying sherry and the sulfur comes back. But then back to ashy and metallic. Lingering honey, sherry, sweet and savory, mild oak, and mint.

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Furniture polish, cake, christmas cake, cream, oak, vanilla and bread notes on nose.

    Dried fruits, peat smoke, spices, cake, cream notes on palate.

    Spices, oak cask, dryness, vanilla, green apples, peat smoke notes on long finish.

  8. ahroeen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A full body.
    • Nose
      A bonfire night : aromas of oozing toasted marshmallows   and baked apples studded with cloves.
    • Taste
      Malty tones present. Sweet complexity with the tang of sulphury cordite lingering in the background.
    • Finish
      Middle long to long. Slightly smoky in the end.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant Craigellachie. Nice fruits, oaks and spices. Good value for money.
    • Nose
      Waxy fruits, vanilla, honey and herbals.
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy. Citruses, oak, vanilla, pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, oaky with citruses.


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