Craigellachie 13-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
No.: 83-LH88
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 12:50 pm by z-imaging

Average value

€ 50.58

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 13-year-old

117 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.37 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. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Has way more substance and character than most entry-level twelve-year-olds. Good body at 46%, a nice introduction to the distillery and the distillate. There are quite a few things going on here, and nothing dominates. Very interwoven and thoroughly unboring. I like it a lot.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The alcohol comes through a bit, but it's no biggie. Orchard fruits, pear skin, unripe banana, straw. There's something grassy/floral as well as quite a sulphuric / meaty aspect, à la Mortlach and/or Deanston: coal gas and barrel char. Not overly complex but very thick and substantial.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily, buttery, weighty. Indistinctly fruity, grapey, like a good, strong grappa. Coal, charcoal, burnt logs. Something steely. A bit like Ben Nevis's younger brother.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Ends on pear juice, tonic water, and roast aromas: burnt coffee powder.

  3. Koning scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Characterfull and entertaining dram. It's quite assertive at times (and sulphurous), and never predictable (every dram from my bottle gave me a slightly different expericence). Very nice to try to broaden your palate!
    • Nose
      81 81
      Malty sweetness,vanilla,apple and banana skin. Also quite vegetal (cauliflower, agave) and a hint of sulphur.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Full and a bit sharp wit salted butter, vanilla, lemon and a hint of wine vinigar. Clear but well integrated sulphur, acompanied by a whiff of smoke
    • Finish
      83 83
      Less pronounced with citrus fruits, liquorice and salt. And eggs (yes, sulphur) and again a tiny hint of smoke.

  4. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Hat for 13 years, as if Deshman's NAS or 10-12 year old blend. A distinct hole in the body, there are offsets, too simple.
    • Nose
      Empty, with a hole in the middle, very soft. Wet piece of wood, vanilla, a bunch of malt and fresh bread, lemon zest, spirituality.
    • Taste
      Boring, pepper and malt. Some kind of offsets of pickles and cabbage, a piece of wood, lemons, vanilla, as if there were even cereals.
    • Finish
      Short, peppery bitter. Bread, malt, a few nuts, a wet piece of wood, an obsessive bitterness from a barrel, lemon sweets.

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. 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.

  7. Pie3k scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  8. Svjatogor scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    n: honey, bees wax, very herbal, full vanilla, sweet and intense, ripe apple, cinnamon, floral, orange juice, sherry, pleasant, hint of smoke with different style
    t: fruity, herbal, intense, oily, spicy
    a: juice, warming, herbal, fruit, hint of wood

  9. tangtang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    beautiful malt with a pleasant round profile. Easy drinking.
    • Nose
      very fruity, floral notes, pears, a slight sulfur note, a light grass note and some citrus fruits
    • Taste
      soft start, sweet, fruity, also here a slight sulfur note. Very full, vanilla and cereals
    • Finish
      Here the grassy notes come back at first, fruity, some nuts

  10. Rémonh scored this whisky 72 points Newbie

    Not too heavy, nice scent. Aftertaste is slightly smoky in my eyes.


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