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Craigellachie 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Craigellachie 17 Years Old

Brand
Craigellachie
Expression
17 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1998
Produced at
Craigellachie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
livetrue.dewars.com/us/home
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

85
Nose
Luscious and honeyed with superbly balancing citrus, grass and mineral notes along with a dollop of sweet barley! With time some floral notes and a touch of vanilla emerges.
Palate
Opens with oak and oily, nutty cereal. Still the honey refuses to be dominated and is shot through with a subtle but enthusiastic thread of citrus and minerals. Hints of gentle spice are unlocked in the middle.
Finish
Lovely, bracing mineral finish with lingering barley and honey.
Comment
A classic Spey which delivers everything a good Spey should do.

Charles Montanaro

78
Nose
Lovely light and ester to begin with, beeswax and red forest fruits followed by a touch of oak and cut grass.
Palate
Warming and slightly abrasive. I get lots of biscuit, caramel and a touch of toffee. It evolves into a green and spicy dram with a discreet character.
Finish
Big and soft, it pleasantly lingers for a short time on the tongue although the flavours fade quickly.
Comment
The flavour is a pleasant follow up from the nose, sadly falling a little short on the finish. Enjoyable nonetheless.
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