Insider knowledge: Craigellachie 1997 (bottled 2013) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & Macphail) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Craigellachie 1997 (bottled 2013) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & Macphail) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Exotic notes of coconut and kiwi. Vanilla and toasty, smoky malt later on.
Palate: Warming notes of chilli spice, sweet fruit jams and tobacco.
Finish: A long finish.
Overall: Very well balanced throughout.