The fourth in the series of Craigellachie whisky reviews from the live tasting, sampled on the night was the 13,17,19,21 and 23yo. This review is for the 21yo, bottled at cask strength 57.2% abv and is NCF and is natural coloured. Released in 2014..
Nose.. A big bold aroma of dark fruits March up your nostrils as you inhale this wonderful liquid, dates, figs and spiced apple lead you into lovely honey notes, black cherries and liquorice.
Palate.. Wonderfully spiced flavours lead the way, burnt candied oranges and baked banana coated in Demerara sugar, plums soaked in honey with a cinnamon twist offer a lovely warming aftertaste..
Finish.. A long lingering spicy but dry finish just round this lovely dram off perfectly..
Thoughts.. This was just a lovely complex well rounded whisky, the nose is big and bold, the palate delivers exactly what you expect and more. This is one of those drams you should get out for your close friends..
Thanks go out to all involved with the Craigellachie tasting.. This was picked by most of the tasters as their favourite.. I totally agree.