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Overall rating
85.28/100
votes
48
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
05.2008
Bottled
02.2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Casknumber
311
Number of bottles
344
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Apr 2017 8:52 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 72,20

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2008 MBl

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.28 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    What can I say? Actually Muff and Moder dominate the complete tasting. The sulfur is extremely dominant actually overpowers all other flavors. Actually, this malt is very delicious, with me the sulfur and cowshed is almost a little too dominant. Spontaneously, I would tap on your Tamdhu van Wees ....
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: musty and moldy, I remind the blindsample a bit of cowshed or decayed wood planks. An interesting note of sulfur permeates the moldy and musty aroma, dark and dried fruits are subtly in the background. With repeated smelling the sulfur becomes more dominant, for me indefinable aroma lies in the background ... The sulphurous nose does not bode well for me ..., the alcohol is intense and powerful. Except musty cowshed there is nothing that could inspire me ....
    • Taste
      Powerful and intense, the first sip runs through the palate. The alcohol content is at least 58%, rather higher. Again, the musty and moldy aroma dominates the first impression, dark and dried berries are discreet. A touch of sweetness and a little acid let forget the sulfurous impression for a tiny moment ... And there is again the dominant musty sulfur flavor ...
    • Finish
      Over time, a subtly sharp coating has formed on the tongue. The moderate and musty notes of sulfur are extremely dominant in the aftermath, whereby the slight peppery sharpness on the tongue makes the sulfur forget for a moment. Long and powerful remains the sulfur flavor, or the musty cowshed in memory.

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite heavy sherry driven, but not too heavy.

    Chocolate, coffee, red ripe fruit, nuts, leather.
    earlier i would go crazy for whiskies as this, but i tend to be a bit bored with the heavy sherry profiles.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like him. Not a complexity monster, but the citrus flavors that I find characteristic of Craigellachie keep her sherry sweet at bay. A simple but delicious whisky.
    • Nose
      Fresh, oranges, a soft sherry note. With water it becomes even juicier and sweeter. There is neat sherry influence to smell.
    • Taste
      Kräfitg, spicy, oranges, a lot of sherry flavors, a decent sweetness, a little oak bitterness and with time properly alcohol. It gets a bit bitter with water, but the focus is gone.
    • Finish
      Sherry, oak, a touch of sulfur, still a nice citrus fruit, orange peel, tobacco and sherry aromas are long. With water here also more patches of bitterness

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Quite nice and surprising
    • Nose
      Sherry, vanilla, fruity, smells like twice as old but it ain't
    • Taste
      Firm but gentle, some nice vanillins with a hint of spices
    • Finish
      Spicy with some fruityness in the back

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I have a strong feeling that all the bottlings of this great sherry maltrelease (Secret Speyside, B Athol, G Grant and this one too) have been over-hyped and valued accordingly. This is a nice young sherry bomber, but it does not have any nice berries and the bitter, young oak tree is not great.
    • Nose
      Coffee, young, cold mocha, dark chocolate, dusty, young oak, nutmeg, frankly all a little one-dimensional
    • Taste
      Dried fruit infused in alcohol, apricot, drupes with all sorts of fruit kernels, quite a lot of heat is emitted, mocha, dark chocolate, bitter, young oak, dark caramel and honey, and the heat continues
    • Finish
      Bitter-dry, fruit kernels, bitters, burnt creme brulee, short to medium long, more can not be expected at the age

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