Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
32 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
49.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
28 Mar 2009 10:48 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 595.00

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47 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Craigduff 1973 SV

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.60 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Line Up of 23/03/19 to the blind. 5/11

    Very clean and straight.
    • Nose
      There is cream, precious wood and fruit yoghurt.
    • Taste
      Precious woods, spices, some ripe fruits and a touch of exoticism.
    • Finish
      Final too short unfortunately ... almost nonexistent.

  2. Laird Of Islay did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes from Signatory, October 6th..."At time of bottling our first cask of Craigduff 1973, we believed, based on information available to us, that Craigduff was a peated malt from Strathisla Distillery.Based on our own more detailed research, we have now established that Craigduff was, in fact, distilled at the nearby Glen Keith distillery.Since first releasing Craigduff, there has been considerable ?chatter? on how the whisky was peated etc. In this regard our own understanding is now as follows;-Lightly peated barley from Glen Keith maltings was used in conjunction with controlled amounts of concentrated peated water, being added to each wash charge.Peated water was brought in 45 gallon drums from Stornaway, on fishing boats into the port of Buckie. The peated water was run through the small still at Glen Keith, which was coupled to an angled condenser and water driven off to concentrate the peatiness in the remaining water. It is understood that 10 gallons of the concentrated peated water was added to each wash charge.We understand the drive behind the experimental distillation came from a sister company in Japan. Apparently, during the course of the experiment, a sample of the concentrated peated water, whilst en route to Japan, was intercepted at Heathrow airport by Customs Officials who were convinced it was whisky in disguise, and decanted a fair bit of the drum before realising, too late, that it was in fact just water.We apologise for any inconvenience that our wrongly associating Craigduff with Strathisla Distillery may have caused and would be grateful if you could update your web site and any other product descriptors to reflect the fact that Craigduff was actually made at Glen Keith.Best regards,Andrew Symington"

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Now that I have had a Glenisla in the jar that was supposed to be burned with spewed water, Craigduff's turn comes, made with spilled water from the Shetland Islands, maybe with some peated malt. Anyway, an experiment.

    Conclusion: The nose is a dream, the rest is still very good. The wood is very present, but not too dominant. A great drop.
    • Nose
      a nice full aroma of old wood, light peat, marzipan, a little grassy, undefined sweetish, herbs, some eucalyptus. Complex, beautiful and I could sniff out forever and still have not discovered everything. The nose is pretty perfect.
    • Taste
      Very powerful, some tart, old wood, pepper and a light sweetness in the background.
    • Finish
      Menthol, wood, slightly astringent, always a sweetness, and again a hint of peat, which lingers relatively long in the mouth.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Alcoholic at first, he becomes greedy, with frangipane, hazelnuts, lemon notes. It keeps a nice malty freshness.
    • Taste
      Mature, sweet and juicy
    • Finish
      Is kindly forgotten.

      Nose and mouth 4/5
      Final 3/5

      Whisky n ° 2003

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose a little difficult but really nice in the mouth. We have this dusty side that adds a little wisdom. Tasted in blind.
    • Nose
      Cork, a little green.
      Pineapple bark. Vanilla, egg cream. White chocolate. Varnish, wood. Nail remover. Strawberry.
      Alcohol not very integrated.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it's more balanced. Always polish. Yellow fruits, a little mango.
      Dust, old book. Almost the obe.
    • Finish
      Final on citrus fruits, green wood.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. St. Pauli scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite a stunning nose, I must say. The palate was good, yet it got already a bit bitter. The finish was quite harsh. Too bad.
    • Nose
      Very complex, a bit dirty because of the distinct peaty character. It's a combination of aromatic / flowery peat, and mossy peat I would say. This makes that it's both fragrant and earthy. Lots of heather honey, beeswax, banana, papaya, melon, but also licorice, mud, eucalyptus. I could have mistaken this for an old Geerie. 
    • Taste
      Yep, quite earthy and medicinal. Licorice, cough syrup, camphor, peat, smoke, it's all there. Next, there is this heather honeyed floweriness, along with tropical fruit, marzipan, but also some bitter ginger.
    • Finish
      Gets quite dry towards the end, with a lot of ginger, bitter tea, and the phenolic parts of the nose and palate.

  8. markkerr02 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Test 074: Six Heights - 071117 The whisky tested: Glass 1 Brora 24Y / 1982, 43%, Gordon & MacPhail 8 points Glass 2 Ayrshire (Ladyburn) 31Y / 1975, 47.7%, Signatory 16 points Glass 3 Linlithgow (St. Magdalene) 30Y / 1973, 59.6%, OB 61 points Glass 4 Highland Park 18Y, 43%, OB 6 points Glass 5 Highland Park 25Y, 50.7%, OB 86 points Glass 6 Craigduff 32Y / 1973, 49 &, Signatory 41 points Glass 7 Glenisla 28Y / 1977 1 point Testimonials Per Eriksson Craigduff 32Y / 1973, 49 &, Signatory Scent: Sweetcorn, sherry, light smoke, a lot of vanilla Taste: Spicy, light smoke, nutty, some sweetness Aftertaste: medium food fatigue Score: 85 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin Craigduff 32Y / 1973, 49 &, Signatory Color: Amber Fragrance: Fatigue, nutty, fruity Taste: Faty, kind of nutty Aftertaste: Medium with fatigue Score: 75 http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2074%20Sex%20h%C3%B6jdare.html


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