Craigellachie 13 Year Old

70cl / 46%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Craigellachie 13 Year Old
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A range of Craigellachie single malts was released for the first time in 2014. The distillery is known for its meaty character, and the 13-year-old is sweet, spicy and slightly smoky.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
13 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Chill Filtered
No
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Pineapple Pineapple
  • Mango Mango
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Matchbox Matchbox
  • Meat Meat

Craigellachie 13 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Big tropical-fruit aromas at first – mango and pineapple – followed by sweet and savoury notes of ham glazed with Demerara sugar and a whiff of barbecue smoke.

    Palate: More sweet fruit, tempered by savoury smokiness. Punchy and full-flavoured, with the meaty smoke balancing well with the refreshing tropical fruit. Mouth-filling texture; makes a statement!

    Finish: The smoked-meat notes gently fade, along with a hint of spent match.

    Comment: A world away from the delicate Speyside style, this is full of fruit, fire and flavour.

     

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Bonfire night: aromas of oozing toasted marshmallows, and baked apples studded with cloves, with the tang of sulphury, cordite lingering in the background. 

    To the taste this 13 year old Craigellachie delivers malty, sweet complexity, with a finish that is slightly smokey.

19 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    26 September

    Smooth! Great flavour. Some of the best Scotch I have tasted! Will try to have on my Shelf for a daily sip!!!

  • 4
    20 September

    Delicious.. reminds me a bit of Highland Park 12... (a bit odd for a speyside) but more expensive. Very rich and full bodied. Definitely for an advanced palate tho. Add 1/4 water for best results imo.

  • 5
    21 August

    why is this my first bottle, not for long.

  • 5
    30 June

    Wonderfully warm and fruity. Soft smokey aftertaste and caramelized pineapple.

  • 4
    8 May

    Delightful! The nose is vibrant and quivering with green apple, lemon and a faint minerality - the smell of grass and earth in the aftermath of a heavy spring rain shower. The palate is bolder than the nose suggests, a gorgeous mouth-filling expression of wood, ginger, pepper, a whiff of smoke, with a slight honey note at the end to usher in a fairly long and slightly spicy finish. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    27 February

    I didn't know this malt at all but it's a new favourite. A brilliant mix of citrus notes and strong body. Delicious.

  • 5
    26 February

    very easy to drink. Too easy. Could become addictive.

  • 4
    4 February

    Surprisingly smooth & easy drinkable. Sounded like average balance between all parts.

  • 3
    10 January

    Perhaps a little too sweet but has a lot more depth and character than a lot of Speysides.

  • 4
    23 November 2016

    WOW! This took me by surprise when I took my first mouthful. A bright vibrant sensation on the tongue. Wonderful flavours, pear, green apple, and a lovely sweetness. A little water brings out even more. Fabulous.

  • 5
    22 July 2016

    Utterly superb: balanced, layered, accessible but still interesting, complex but still strongly-formed. This is brilliant whiskey-making (sorry for the 'e'....can't help myself).

  • 4
    21 July 2016

    This is a great whisky that has a great smokey taste along with a wonderful finish.

  • 4
    14 June 2016

    Wonderful dram! Rich, oily, bodied, melting mouthfeel. Honeyed malt nose, cognac notes. Peppery punch and full of flavor, though no smoke as of yet (I'll let the bottle develop from being opened awhile). Somewhat drying finish, hint of bitterness which melds perfectly with the sweetness.

  • 4
    15 March 2016

    a beautiful citrus malt when drunk with still water a very moorish dram great with smoked cheese

  • 4
    20 February 2016

    A malt with citrus tones that improve with a small "Drop" of Highland Spring still water. Serve with all butter shortbread biscuits and a slice of your favoured cheese [Not Blue] then a match made in heaven

  • 5
    6 June 2015

    A great smoky taste to enjoy, which goes well with spicy food !!

  • 4
    26 May 2015

    its great

  • 4
    9 May 2015

    This is very drinkable with large amounts of body. I''m very impressed, and sure I''ll be buying more!

  • 4
    9 April 2015

    A very rewarding malt plenty of body fairly complex with a smoky backbone and a good long finish . It feels like a whisky made in a more rustic way then most others