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Celebration of the Cask, Craigellachie 9 Years Old, Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive Tasting notes and reviews

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Celebration of the Cask, Craigellachie 9 Years Old, Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive

Brand
Celebration of the Cask, Craigellachie
Expression
9 Years Old, Whisky Shop Dufftown Exclusive
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
9 years old
Abv
57.00%
Vintage
2006
Produced at
The Whisky Shop Dufftown ~ Craigellachie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.whiskyshopdufftown.com
Availability
UK

Chris Goodrum

81
Nose
Pungent, malty, earthy and lightly coffeed with a youthful spirit edge. It's a real old school whisky nose with hints of barley, high toned but sour apricot.
Palate
Shows a little more milky oak, malt, straw-like barley and dried grass. The intense alcohol masks but water mutes the palate.
Finish
Long and mouth-watering with lingering malt, dried herbs and a hint of fleshy fruit.
Comment
I expected more of the hidden fruit to come out with water.

Joel Harrison

87
Nose
A big hit of spirit which demands water to tame it, is followed by banana fritters with double cream and dark chocolate on top with dried apricots.
Palate
Sugared ring doughnuts, Pontefract cake, ginger spices and cinnamon with pineapple chunks and a brightness that makes this a lively wee dram.
Finish
A balanced ending of cinnamon spice, ginger and brown sugar comes through to give a medium length.
Comment
Well-balanced and fruity this has lots of distillery character, which works well. Needs water.
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Whisky Magazine Issue 138
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Published September 2016.

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