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Overall rating
88.67/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Wine Cask
Vintage
1994
Bottled
10.2015
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Sauternes Wine Cask Finish (02.2006)
Strength
53.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Oct 2015 11:08 am by DDiep
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 92,00

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 1994 CA

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.67 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    I love this malt.
    I always give it to him, give him a little water and let him stand for at least 15 minutes. So here too. So it unfolds to a complex grenade!
    • Nose
      Banana bread, overripe mango, sweet orange, vanilla, tobacco and oak, cotton candy, it smells oily and creamy, with the addition of candies
    • Taste
      Oily and creamy as advertised, thick sweet grape must, yellow fruits, here dominated the sauternesfass so much that even the oak has problems to flash over
    • Finish
      You can not beat age. The boy is ripe. This is the first thing when I swallowed by the head. The oiliness and creaminess stick nicely. Here comes also beautiful oak, but very pleasant. Add grapes, grape grapes!

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2016]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 95 Euro in December, 2015.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 90.  My notes state a very sweet fruity and honeyed profile with great sweet wine aromas that is dangerously quaffable.  Actually it is a double maturation as it matured in a bourbon cask before it was filled into Sauternes barriques in February, 2006.

  3. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Georges scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity (apricots, tropical, pears), orange marmalade, earthy, herbs, oaky, honey, vanilla
    • Taste
      Sweet, fresh, fruity (pineapples, pears, tangerines, apricots, grapes), vanilla
    • Finish
      Medium long, oranges, spicy, oaky

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    the influence of the Sauternes cask is sensational! so much sweetness in there, incredible. does get better the more time you give this dram to breathe.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. hfos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. zormik scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Forest Walk after the Rain

    This Craigellachie was finished on a Sauternes cask. Well, not quite. Can you still call it a finish if you know that the whisky was re-casked to Sauternes in 2006? That is more a double maturation, no? It does have a beautiful dark color. I wonder what influence the wine has had on this whisky.

    Well, the nose is very fruity and sweet. Think apricot pastry on steroids. Loads of earthy notes and something of a forest walk after a rain shower, spiced up with baker’s spices. Some toasted oak. Juicy pear kicks in, drenched in acacia honey. Mirabelles, green grapes and some vanilla. Wonderful!

    Sturdy arrival that leans enormously towards the wine. Jam of rhubarb and Reine Claude pears. Pineapple in its own juice. Mandarin. Candied apricot. Fanta lemon. Becomes sweet and sour: a lot of sweet, just a tad sour. This works well. I am pleasantly surprised.

    The medium long finish is wonderfully warm on oranges and spices.

    This is without a doubt the best Craigellachie I have tried so far. Thanks, Dominic.

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