The Craigellachie distillery was founded in 1890 and built by the Craigellachie- Glenlivet Distillery Company with production starting in 1891..
Today most of the whisky produced still goes into the blends like Dewars, with only a handful of official bottles including the very impressive 31 year old which was classed as “ The worlds best” not so long ago !!
One of the unique points to this Distillery is the use of worm tubs instead of the typical shell and tube condenser used in most distilleries today.. The worm tub is another way of cooling the vapours as they pass through a series of pipes located in cold water and generally positioned outside.. This system gives less contact with copper resulting in some of the heavier elements in the liquid being removed, this then gives a heavier feel and sometimes a more sulphites style of whisky.
Batch 7 – Craigellachie 10 year old.
Age.. 10 years
Outturn.. 2,987 Bottles
Nose.. Tropical fruits outweigh the softer fruit aromas.. Pineapple, banana and a little kiwi certainly dominate the fresh pear and apple peel aromas but with those comes a nice delicate chocolate note that then leads into caramel wafers, ginger nut biscuits and bakewell tart.
Palate.. All of the above with added spices and a nice little kick of extra sweetness.
Finish.. Warming and a little drying
Thoughts.. A very enjoyable whisky that holds true to Craigellachie.
Taken from the 2020 That Boutique-y Whisky Advent Calendar..
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