Craigellachie is a very active distillery, running at full capacity. It has recently opened a huge storage facility where eventually more than 10 warehouses will hold over half a million casks for the owner (Dewars) as well as for Diageo.
This Craigellachie 1984 (ex-bourbon cask) is part of the latest series by The Whisky Agency (Flowers theme). It’s a joint bottling with Daily Dram.
Craigellachie 25 yo 1984 (53,7%, The Whisky Agency Daily Dram 2009, Flowers series, 256 btl.)
Nose: starts fresh and fruity, on yellow plum, orange and grapefruit. Quite floral as well (pollen and nectar). Very creamy with notes of vanilla cream. Vanilla cupcakes and marshmallow. Latte Macchiato. Big notes of wood shavings and wax. A little leather. Some pineapple sweets after warming up. An excellent profile!
Mouth: rather sweet, again lots of creamy notes mixed with vanilla and citrus tea. Yellow plums are back. Some ripe banana and apricot. Lemon. Kiwi. Frangipane. More spices now with a herbal development, really nice.
Finish: spicy oak (pepper and resin), fading out on vanilla and moccha.
This Craigellachie is very fruity with a perfect amount of wood and spices. Warmly recommended, but almost sold out now. Around € 115.