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Craigellachie 17 Years Old 70cl 46°

Distillery : Craigellachie / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 22600

In this 17-year-old Craigellachie, we can sense sweet candies, tropical fruits and vanilla (sugar notes). There is a leading liquorice and a sweet and warm finish.

Known for its old-fashioned whisky making, Craigellachie distillery provides a powerful Single Malt with body and rich and sulphur notes with this 17-year-old Craigellachie.

129,00 € tax incl.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV46 °
TypeSingle malt
Age17 years
PeatNon Peated
PackagingMetal Tube

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.

Nose: a very fruity nose leaning to the exotic side with dried sweet Ananas & big jug of tropical juice, nuts, sweet candies. There’s that sulphury note but much less than the 13yo but the fruitiness with sprinkled vanilla, makes it a rich and rounded nose.

Palate: sweet fruits with some licorice, creamy and nutty, then sulphury & mild burning sensation.

Finish: medium length with sweet tropical, hard candies which lingers for a while, smoldering feeling of gentle sulphur and a bit of oak.

Bronze Medal, Speyside Single Malt from 13 to 20 years old, World Whiskeys Awards, 2023.

Gold Medal, Speyside Single Malts 13-18yo, The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business) 2015.