Craigellachie 13 Year Old Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 46%
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Craigellachie 13 Year Old
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Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Craigellachie
Style Single Malt Whisky

Craigellachie 13 Year Old

One of the three official Craigellachie bottlings released in 2014, their 13 year old single malt Scotch whisky handsomely shows off the bold, robust character of the distillery's output. Oodles of dynamic fruit notes with a distinctive current of smoke running through the middle. Single malt Craigellachie hasn't been seen much outside of indie bottlings recently, so this is an ace return to our glasses from the distillery!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Apple orchards in bloom, slightly meaty, burnt popcorn, treacle tart.

Palate Oily malt arrives first, followed by BBQ pineapple and summer berries. Pine nuts and almonds.

Finish A very soft hint of sulphur hides behind biscuit and apple notes.

Winner of 5 spirit awards

Double Gold
Double Gold
Single Malt Scotch - 13 to 19 Yrs - 2022
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2020
International Spirits Challenge
Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2019
International Spirits Challenge
Speyside Single Malts 13-18yo - 2015
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2017
International Wine & Spirit Competition

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Reviews for Craigellachie 13 Year Old
Just superb
This is a terrific whisky, rich with an oily mouthfeel. Plenty of mango and pineapple along with a lovely savoury note. This and the Bas Armagnac cask finish are top notch!
Rupert A , United Kingdom
17 days ago
Solid value speysider
I get a lot of the classic speyside flavors on the nose and palate. Fruitier than most, but a brighter fruit, slightly citrusy. I don't know that I'd go as far as the pineapple. After a few sips, I get a slightly metallic flavor on the back of the tongue which is not offensive. I did not taste sulphur at all. Overall lovely.
Andy , United States
5 months ago
Give it air. Not 13 mins 26 is better
Took this right from the bottle, was bland at with no long finnish, which i love. Gave it 13 mins in the glass much better. Then 26 , here the magic begins. Lots of flavour, robust, not long aftertaste but very pleasant all over. Learnt much from this one, sometimes more simply is more, and this time more air is more. Highly recommend for the price
tek , Norway
7 months ago
Not for me
Disappointed with this one. I had read good reviews and thought it worth trying. Nose and flavour both good but neither prepare you for the unique sulphurous/charred finish which I found quite unpleasant. I won't be buying this again.
Mike J , United Kingdom
7 months ago
Opens up after a few pours.
I found the first pour a bit strange with the meaty undercurrent dominating. In fact I disliked it. It put me in mind of that weird leatheriness you can find with underripe red Burgundy. After a few pours, the overt meatiness has dissipated somewhat and I find a nice taste of pineapple, maybe popcorn and some apple or even lemon knitted together with the oily malt, a little smoke. Perhaps the meatiness is still there in the background, but in a good way now. Anyway, it all ties together. Very pleasant.
Barry , Netherlands
one year ago
Great value stuff
Give it some time and air to open up. Really interesting development and finish for a 13 year old! More complex and interesting than most whisky's of similar age.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Might be worth a sample before buying a bottle
I really didn't enjoy this. It begins promisingly on the front palate, but the development and finish has some notes that I find really unpleasant. Lingering sulphur and congeners? I can't think of a whisky where my experience has been so at odds with positive online reviews. It's been relegated to hot toddy fodder; it's not bad with honey and lemon but an expensive dram for mixing. Taste is very subjective I guess.

Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
First Scotch ever to explode on the palate!
It was like holding on of those commercial grade fireworks in my mouth and lighting the fuse!
It’s like a GlenDronach 12 before the sherry bomb finish or a milder Dalmore 12.
Scott P , United States
one year ago
Under the radar dram
A superb whisky with full body and taste. At a 13yr old age statement it stands out from the usual 10yr, 12yr but don’t be fooled. Well worth the money and a under the radar speyside distillery!!
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
Not For Me
I tried 2 different bottles of this stuff over the period of a year or so and had to conclude that it is not for me. I found it quite sulfurous, and the meaty notes some attribute to the worm tubs were unpleasant. Those two qualities overpowered whatever other more pleasing notes it may contain. It was very disappointing for an OB of 13 years, bottled at 46% for a reasonable price compared to others. One of the few such whiskies I shall never buy again.
Greg B , Canada
2 years ago