Craigellachie 51 Year

Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

5.0 out of 5 stars
Thanks to @Scott_E, i was extremely fortunate to sample a pour of this. Only 150 winners were selected globally, to sample a pour from one of their 51 bottles, single cask. I was @Scott_E’s guest for this event in NYC. For a 51 yr old, it’s astonishing robust. Nose is all pineapples and warm brown sugar. But the taste is anything but fruity. It’s old leather, tobacco leaves, polished wood. Finish...like being in an old cedar wood library with worn out books. Something royally elegant. I’m not sure I’d ever have a chance to have a single malt this old. It was truly an experience; not just the whiskey, but the setting as well. It was in the basement of a darkly lit toasty warm bar, where the ground floor was an elegant restaurant, but a long alley way led to a speakeasy style bar in the basement. The tasting was private, behind the curtains. Regal, exclusive. Considering they have only 51 bottles from one cask, and only 150 winners, I’m thankful to have the opportunity. Thanks again @Scott_E
  • PBMichiganWolverine

    neither did I...150 globally is minuscule

  • Richard-ModernDrinking

    Nice. I entered the lottery but never heard back!

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    @LeeEvolved there were. The 13 and 17. And after the 51, we had a choice of getting a free pour of a Craigellechie cocktail at the bar. Both of us passed on the cocktail and instead gave our pours to a woman at the bar. They also gave us the glencairn we had 51 in, along with a 375ml of the 13.

  • Generously_Paul

    Congrats on the occasion. Wish we could all be so fortunate

  • LeeEvolved

    I thought I read that there would be several other Craigellachie whiskies to sample, as well. Any other standouts, like the 31 or 33, on hand?

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    @Scott_E likewise—-thanks again for this. Once in a lifetime to have this experience

  • Soba45

    Wow awesome, great experience!

  • Scott_E

    @PBMichiganWolverine it was a great pleasure in finally meeting you and glad I could share this opportunity with you.