Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
A sweet and special character
Stated Age
13 years old
Virgin Heavy Toast Medium Char Oak Hogshead
Number of bottles
56.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Jun 2017 3:01 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.27

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2003 SMWS 44.82

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A powerful and rich mole with a pleasant aroma, very deep and rich, the taste / finish is simpler and not so deep, but at the expense of the fortress they support a common lath, something in the style of a severe spacedide.
    • Nose
      Open, damp, first nose - freshly planed board, green vegetables; boards, furniture varnish, carpentry workshop, furniture polish, new leather goods, drying plaster, fruity confectionery notes, caramel, fried peaches, flower-honey colors.
    • Taste
      Powerful, woody-astringent, with malt and grain notes, peppery wave, dusty paper, not very pleasant vegetable tones - Margelan radish, potatoes;
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, sweet vegetable notes - Bulgarian pepper, carrots, patissons; tart oak shades, grain.

  2. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    A floral fragrance of blooming daffodils and hyacinths greeted the Panel at first before deeper and darker aromas took centre stage. Sultanas, currants, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper – like a black bun, a fruit cake wrapped in pastry, as well as figs marinated in PX Sherry. The taste neat was a chewy, slightly burnt Christmas pudding and cherries soaked in sweet red wine syrup. With a drop of water toffee apples, dark chocolate covered Brazil nuts and orange blossom flavoured candles on the nose were followed by liquorice sweetness and caramelised honey crème brulee. At thirteen years old, we transferred this whisky from an ex-Oloroso butt to a virgin oak hogshead with a heavy toast and a medium char.


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