Craigellachie 13 Years Old 70cl 46°
Craigellachie Single Malt Scotch Whisky is crafted from malted barley and pure spring water sourced from a spring on nearby Little Convall Hill. The malt is prepared in a wood-fired kiln before being triple-distilled through Craigellachie’s two spirit stills - finally, the distillery uses rare worm tub condensers to impart unusually strong flavors onto the whisky.
Craigellachie 13 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been carefully selected by Master Blender Stephanie Macleod to showcase the very best of Craigellachie’s distinct character, which has been said to demonstrate the best elements of Speyside, both dark and light. The whisky has straw gold color and a bold, peppery aroma that is bolstered by stone fruits, cloves, vanilla and marshlands. The palate is hearty, filled with lively notes of melon, honeysuckle, toffee and burnt wood, and leads to a complex finish, with additional notes of charred oak, apricots and rustic earth.
Built in 1891, Craigellachie Distillery sits in the heart of Speyside. To cool down the alcohol vapors after distillation Craigellachie uses traditional worm tubs as only few distilleries still do.
Worm tubs are an old-fashioned condensing system, an intestine-like ring of metal coils submerged in cold water. It is through these coils that the spirit is passed and cooled slowly, resulting in a curiously meatier spirit.
The whisky-making water itself is taken from a spring on the nearby hill of Little Conval and collected in the large Blue Hill dam.
Craigellachie takes its malted barley from a particular oil-fired kiln in Glenesk, which is what lends desirable sulphur to the spirit and adds to its famed heavy character.
Thanks to this heritage, Craigellachie is an ambitious and singular whisky which can be tasted just as you prefer.