Overall rating
74.29/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB68752
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
08.09.2008
Bottled
19.01.2015
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
900861
Number of bottles
704
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060056921716
Added on
01 jun 2015 10:58 am by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 54.38

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Whisky reviews for Craigellachie 2008 DR

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 74.29 points.

  1. diamond2000 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, bright, sweet, citrus marmalade, fruit lollipops, apple jam, malt, fresh white bread, dry branches, rosin, resin, a little minerals, dried apricots and raisins in the background. Youth is felt, but there is no repulsive meanness.

    Taste: quite delicate for its strength, dried apricots, candied pineapple, prunes, dried apples and pears, bright red pepper and bitter zest comes in the second wave, some minerals and lime.

    Finish: medium length, nibbling peppers, dried apricots, bread, lots of bitter zest.

    Rating: 85

    Bottom line: a generally pleasant young molt, sherry is minimal, lollipop - candied with a speck of whisky from Speyside. Water does not add anything, rather even spoils, simplifies the taste.

  2. markfeit scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Not much on the nose, and an astringent note on the palate, then spice and wood. A long, sharp finish. Not bad for its age.

  3. mrgood scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Drinking Orangerie on a cattle ranch. After-Eight chocolate mints for dinner.  

    This one wasn't very impressive.  Too young, I think.

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Too bad, but young
    Craigellachie is clearly not my thing. Lesson learned.
    • Nose
      The nose is sweet and
      clearly young. I get hints of new make, but with a lot of caramel in the mix.
      The influence of the sherry cask is very limited, I think. I have hardly any
      fruit bar a single orange. Loads of grain, though. White bread on steroids.
      Adding water brings the new make more to the front.
    • Taste
      It is creamy and very
      piquant on the palate. White pepper, cloves and liquorice. I dare not call this
      one fruity, for it is only malty and woody. Caramel and vanilla try to sweeten
      things up, but the tannins are a killjoy. Adding water does not add fruit.
      Well, maybe a lost apple.
    • Finish
      Some citrus and
      pepper reappear in the medium long finish.

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