Craigellachie 13 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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. 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 - www.maltadvocate.com, (Winter 2014) Reviewed by: Dave Broom