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Overall rating
84.71/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Sherwoods (ShW)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
23.10.2007
Bottled
19.05.2017
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
70900659
Number of bottles
302
Strength
64.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Jul 2017 2:15 pm by Smokey Peat
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65.00

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Whisky Reviews for Craigellachie 2007 ShW

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.71 points

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nose: without the acidity this time, closer to the barley with a great deal of barley water. Hints of muesli, a little vanilla and golden apples. Stale beer. Some fudge sweetness and sweet lemon. Soft grassy notes. Little personality (it often comes later in a bourbon cask in my opinion). 

    Mouth: too hot. Pear eau-de-vie and citrus, with quite some alcohol kick. I understand the decision to start a cask strength series, but this needs water by default. It helps: the vanilla comes out, there’s pepper, lemon candy, barley sugar. Good spirit, but spirit it is. 

    Finish: medium long, on sweet citrus again.Well made and provided you add some water right away, this is very drinkable. However I think it needed more time to really become something – complexity is low and I’m not a big fan of limoncello. 

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2017/craigellachie/craigellachie-2007-sherwoods-maltbarn/ (head-to-head with a Craigellachie 2007 bottled by Maltbarn)

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice balance. A few years more in the barrel ?
    • Nose
      Smokiness, some saltiness like minerals, but also sweetness. 
    • Taste
      Complex sweetness especially  when you added some drops of water: nice sweetness, lemon notes, peppery and smoothness. Nice.
    • Finish
      Lovely long, sweet lemon notes and again hints of saltiness. ( when you are on the beach)

  3. GlenPiWi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: smoke with a little minerality

    Taste: sweet and smokey, lemon

    Finish: the high ABV reveals itself here: biting (peppery), long on sweet lemon, a little salty

    After adding water, it becomes smoother and sweeter

    I like the balance of smoke vs. sweetness

    Reminds me of a less peatier version of the recent young WhB Ardmores
    Reviewed by Serge on Whiskyfun 28/7/2017:

    Craigellachie 9 yo 2007/2017 (64.4%, Sherwood’s, Cask Strength Collection, bourbon hogshead, cask # 70900659, 302 bottles) Four stars A new label, pleasantly un-premiumised. Colour: pale white wine. Nose: this baby’s got some traits of the funny Fettercairn, minus the wacky Fettercainness. Barley eau-de-vie, limoncello, greengages, and a distinct minerality. Very pure eau-de-vie de barley (by Yves St-Laure… perhaps not). With water: same, plus a little grass, as almost always when water’s been added. Mouth (neat): granted, it’s young, simple, even kind of narrow, but it’s the purity that’s very impressive here. As if the cask’s filtering job had been done to perfection, while it didn’t add any specific flavours to a pure distillate. The end result is refreshing and even quite sexy. More artisan limoncello. With water: oh very good! Really very good! Very very good! (couldn’t you be more specific, S.?) Finish: rather long, beautifully citrusy, fresh, very clean… Comments: I’m rather impressed. This goes done like that, even at 64.4%. But don’t tell anybody… SGP:651 - 86 points.

  4. forester80 scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Flowers, vanilla, malty, woody, long finish. At cask strength it is a punchy whisky. Add some water I discovered lots of flavour levels. Good stuff! 

  5. Smokey Peat scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    A drop of water makes it even better!
    • Nose
      Young and strong
    • Taste
      Strong with a bit of sweetness
    • Finish
      Nice long finish, it gently fades away

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