Whisky Review – Craigellachie 23

Craigellachie 23

 

Region: Speyside
ABV: 46%
E150: Yes
Chill-filtered: No
Cask Type: N/A

 

Colour: Gold

Nose: Dried Fruits, melon candy, malt biscuit, mineral water, peach, honey, leather

Palate: Melon, malt, strawberry, vegetal, almond, lemon peel

Finish: Medium finish, citrus, mineral, baking spice

Score: 82/100


Was poured extra afterwards for a better review experience. I would call this a very inoffensive, fruit and malt centric single malt. Nice weave of stone fruits and tropical fruits, honey on the nose. The palate kicks in with a nice sweet wave of fruit, with touch of grassy vegetal notes, not much complexity. Touch of spicy heat towards the end. I would’ve thought it was a much younger malt at around 15 year mark. Given the current price, definitely a no-go for me.

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