Craigellachie 1995 17 YO Douglas Laing Old Particular, 48,4 %
Todays whisky is a 17 YO Craigellachie 1995 from Douglas Laing Old Particular. The cask number is DL 10052. It was distilled November 1995 and bottled September 2013.
All in all I have tasted three Craigellachies so far, all of them from Independent Bottlers. All of them have been good. I don’t know much about the distillery other than it is an active distillery today. I would love to taste some official bottlings from Craigellachie, but I guess those are rare…as far as I have read.
This particular Craigellachie is not available in Norway or Sweden.
Nose (21/25): A smell of summer! Fresh and light with sweet fruits and grapes. Really fresh.
Taste (20/25): The taste is quite different from the smell. It is more warm with vanilla notes and some spiciness. To me it was a bit watery and a touch of alcohol bite. That is why the score isn’t higher.
Finish (20/25): It was quite light and dry in the end. In addition to vanilla and nutshell, a bit of Earl Grey as well.
Balance (20/25): In my notes I had described the whisky like this: “A snackbar with nuts, fruits and chocolate cover”.