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Dewar Rattray Craigellachie 1989 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Dewar Rattray Craigellachie 1989 16 Years Old

Brand
Dewar Rattray
Expression
Craigellachie 1989 16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
54.70%
Vintage
1989
Produced at
A D Rattray Limited ~ Craigellachie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.dewarrattray.com
Availability
Europe, Canada, Japan

Dave Broom

75
Nose
Mature, cooked apple, quite chewy. Attics. Spent candles. Reminiscent of a chocolate chip cookie after being dunked. Becomes very sooty.
Palate
More like chimneys than attics. The chocolate is still there as are the aromatics. Hot!
Finish
Still soot.
Comment
The different elements haven't been pulled together. A better cask would have given some order and control.

Arthur Motley

77
Nose
Gooseberries, rhubarb and watermelon flavoured Jolly Ranchers. Hay and wet varnish.
Palate
Vibrant fruitiness and textured sweetness. More watermelon sweets and Turkish Delight. With time a dried fish or prawny element appeared.
Finish
Green, sappy oakiness, some smoked fish.
Comment
An elegant oaky whisky, but the dried fish element was only apparent after half an hour in glass; most people will have glugged this by then.
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