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Overall rating
85.95/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Brothers in Malt (BiM)
Bottling serie
Baraill ùr
Vintage
04.12.2006
Bottled
25.01.2016
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Fresh Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
900940
Number of bottles
272
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Dec 2015 9:40 am by chris-sg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59,90

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25 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2006 BiM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.95 points

  1. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    If not clear, this cask was shared with WhB if not bottled for both outings:
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/79969/craigellachie-2006-whb

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A very dense malt, fresh but still oily. However, he offers no big surprises for me, but a solid idea for the key data.
    • Nose
      Fruity, fresh, citrus, green apple, a nice subtle sweetness and vanilla. It softens with water, but also less fresh, subtle spicy aromas (Gewürztraminer) come along.
    • Taste
      Pure with neat alcohol, fresh, sparkling. Still fresh and tingling with water, the mouth is wrapped in a bitter-sweet aroma, which I can not divide further apart.
    • Finish
      In the finish, then again Gewürztraminernoten, some grapefruit, Zitruszesten and a subtle sweetness.

  3. Torfding scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    takes a lot of time and warm hands, then develops the Craigellachie to a pleasant to drink whisky from a good bourbon barrel, the high alcohol content is hardly disturbing
    • Nose
      initially rather thin and with a slightly alcoholic white wine note, the restrained drop opens only slowly, only much later, the whisky is a little more mature and pleasing; soft and rather dry, slightly floral, diluted tangerine juice and sugar water, light grapes, vanilla
    • Taste
      rather sweet and restrained at first, but then quickly getting stronger, a lot of vanilla with some light fruits, a bit malty and herbaceous, notes of lemon, floral, pleasantly warming on the finish
    • Finish
      short to medium length; sweetish, but with a tart, slightly bitter note, vanilla, slightly floral

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. XorLophaX scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: 88/100 points - "nice young whisky". This young whisky from the rather unknown distillery Craigellachie offers a filigree, fruity nose. Unfortunately, the taste does not offer these flavors, with the floral, kräutrigen flavors sometimes something different. For just over € 50, you can buy an honest whisky, without a finish, aged for 9 years in a fresh bourbon barrel - that's different. Whisky in its honest form. Unfortunately, it makes water sharper. He does not profit from diluting. Link to the tasting on my blog with photo: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/434
    • Nose
      In the nose right at the beginning nail polish remover with peanut butter. After some time to breathe the alcohol evaporates and filigree notes of mandarin and lemon come through. Some vanilla follows. The slightly nutty undertones remain
    • Taste
      Strong, alcoholic onset. Warming and many floral and kräutrige notes. Less fruity than she suggests nose. Some vanilla and young, green wood.
    • Finish
      Medium-length finish. Rather bitter and bitter. Grapes and slightly musty. Towards the end ash and some licorice.

  6. Oogadal did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    If Sgtobi wants honesty; this cask is sold and bottled by Whiskybroker. I know, as I own cask 900942. In today's market we see more and more small IB's stepping up, scoring quickly with affordable but average whisky and making a quick buck. No problem with that, but don't make believe like it's a liquid treasure.

  7. Sgtobi1985 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    The tenth stroke of the Brothers in Malt was launched yesterday. Craigellachie is a rather unknown and, wrongly, underestimated distillery. Color: light gold, slightly oily when panning Nose: soft and dry. Not intrusive, very delicate. It takes until the nose gets something to do. It comes mandarin and vanilla. Bright grapes and a sweet reminiscent of sugar toffee put through. Buttertoast is paired with some heather and a pinch of tangerine in the mouth Taste: Easy sweet start ... and then .... ui ui ui has power. Other than the nose suggests he is right there. Directly present with an explosion of vanilla and light fruits. Citrus, malt and ginger are added gradually. Heather and floral notes have now the upper hand. Everything ebbs something and calms down. It will be cozy. A taste reminiscent of sweet popcorn emerges. Vanilla is added again. Finish: sweetish-tart, vanilla, floral, light, medium long Conclusion: Once something completely different. An unknown still in top form. Impetuous and sensitive at the same time. I think he is very honest. Just for the reason that it was bottled without a finish from a 1st fill Bourbon Barrel. Our market is awash with Finishes, Matured and all that stuff. Here you have an honest piece of Scotland, distillery and craftsmanship of the Master Distiller in the glass.

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