Craigellachie 19 Year
Craigellachie // Speyside, Scotland
Craigellachie is a Speyside single malt distillery that has recently (late 2014) released distillery bottlings instead of just using their malt for John Dewar & Sons blended whiskies. Referred in press releases as the "Last Great Malts of Scotland", prime number years have been chosen for the bottlings of this portfolio thus far: 13, 17, 19, and 23 years respectively. This 19 Year bottling is available exclusively for Travel Retail, so put your passports to work if you'd like a bottle of this.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"Similar notes to the 13 year with minty and malty profile, but they seem slightly more heightened here. A fair amount of wood spices come about and soft smoke is found. Craigellachie is known for their sulfurous profile, and that holds true on this on this bottling. The fruit notes lean towards the orchard fruits like peaches, but the spice is what lingers on your palate on the finish."