Known for being one of the more characterful and unique spirits produced in Scotland, Craigellachie maintains the use of worm tub condensers, which produces a fragrant, meaty whisky.
This is one of the finest bottlings in the Craigellachie range, bottled at the unusual age of 23 years. Aged in American oak casks, this whisky has developed a stupendous depth and complexity.
Craigellachie 23 offers up notes of oily malt, cooked peaches, pear, apples, clear honey, cream, dark chocolate, cinnamon, wax, maple, pineapples (something of a Craigellachie hallmark) pressed flowers, a little dried fruit, very gentle peat smoke, a little sulphur and nutmeg.
A seriously impressive dram, bottled at 46% ABV and without chill filtration or colouration.
Just 1200 bottles were produced. Each of them details a charming story about a distillery cat that used to live at Craigellachie. Sheltering from the Speyside chill, the cat would warm itself in the still house, but when it smelt the alcohol vapours coming from the spirit, it would flee the scene – alerting the stillman that it was time to turn off the steam.