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Craigellachie 19-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
19 years old
46.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
No: 78-SC33
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
21 Jan 2015 9:59 am by Erik Elixer

Average value

€ 249,33

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156 × member ratings

284 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 19-year-old

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.49 points

  1. spigray scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    imho this is brilliant stuff and much more affordable than the 23yo.
    I looove the 23yo but in the uk its absolutely overprized. so all you british friends, try to get you a sample of this one
    • Nose
      loads of beeswax candles, reminding me of the 23yo.(not quite as big as the 23yo) apples, vanilla, icecream wafers, pleasant hints of oak, ginger cookies. give it a few minutes and it gets more floral and a little grassy. lovely!
    • Taste
      waxy, almost coating your teeth, honeycomb, quite sweet, but theres a huge spiciness against the sweetness, vanilla,
      vanilla ice cream,, ginger, tarte tatin. absolutely lovely
    • Finish
      long, getting a little drier and slightly oaky

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    In direct comparison to the 17-year-old without a chance - still a nice malt!

    [Color] bright gold;
    • Nose
      typical bourbon flavors, appears a bit out of round, slightly alcoholic, grapefruit, lime, sour;
    • Taste
      powerfully increasing entry; voluminous, bitter, sour, grapefruit, spicy oak;
    • Finish
      long, intense; strong spicy finish;

  4. valery77 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Wet wood, freshly sawn board, cardboard, new newspaper, paper dust, vanilla, red apple, creamy toffee, Cream-Soda lemonade, old furniture, candy, a hint of pickled vegetables, cocoa powder. 22
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, moderately sweet, powerful. Black pepper, oak tannins, wet cardboard, paper dust, creamy toffee, honey, oak bitterness, mineral water, a little salt. 22
    • Finish
      From medium to long, smoothly fading, dominated by notes of oak barrels, at the very end is added light acidity and a hint of menthol. 22
      Peculiar, pleasantly hardened, well-balanced whisky. Balance 22.
      Total 88.

  5. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Obviously better than the 12yo, and with a nice, fruity nose and taste, but could have used a bit more character. I had mine in a blind tasting where the whisky must've spent quite some time in the glass already before I got to it, so it could be it had lost a bit of oomph. I could imagine going up to 84-85 if that was the case.

  6. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  8. namnug scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, oaky, with slight plume. hint of peatiness
    • Taste
      Thick and smooth. Cocoa and vanilla. With a dominating fruitiness. oaky later comes by. Ginger spice
    • Finish
      Medium length, hint of spice

  9. mr_braun scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Clear better than the 13 year old brother. The difference to the 17er, however, very low to marginal.
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits (mango, pineapple), oak spice, herbal notes, lime zest in the nose.
    • Taste
      Taste continues to be fresh and fruity with lots of oak and light dryness. Very harmonious.
    • Finish
      Finish medium-long and slightly bitter.

  10. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, muesli with candied fruit. It is distinctly malt, sweet. Citrus. Light, sweet, cereal flavor with a touch of flesh at the end. Stylishly reminds me of GlenDronach 14 yo Sauternes. (86 b)
    • Taste
      Citruses, cereals, wood, vanilla. Fine spicy spiciness and frugality. Unfortunately, in the flavor, the resulting impression spoils the oak bitter. (82 b)
    • Finish
      I once had a 17 year old WF version. Now from the bottom (thanks!), Two years older version. But according to memories and notes, it was better to have a smaller version. At that I did not notice the bitterness in reverberation. Damage.


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