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Craigellachie 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$109. 99 Bottle
$1319.88 Dozen
ABV: 46%

A statement whisky that is a must-try. - Dave Broom

Tasting note: Clear, brilliant gold. Fruity, almost floral nose. Second pass hints at lucerne mulch and new leather. 3-4 minutes in the glass reveals ripe orchard fruits. Semi sweet with a delicious, buttery-malt / spicy pear mid palate; more pepper and oak input to finish. Terrific depth. Late fruitiness with the peppery quality lingering. Undeniably a stand out sub $100 malt. 46% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... Light amber. The initial impression is one of bulk. There are heavy florals — think lilies and stewed white fruit, and just-overripe banana — but this is given a mysterious extra heft by an underpinning of a light meatiness, accompanied by a tiny lift of (good) sulfur. The palate is, unsurprisingly, thick and creamy with huge fruit that fills the mouth. A highly physical, old-style Speyside dram with classic distillery character. A statement whisky that is a must-try.
90 points - maltadvocate.com, (Winter 2014) reviewed by: Dave Broom