Craigellachie 2007 10 YO Selected Malts

The Swedish independent bottler Selected Malts has chosen a new single cask, their third. I have previously shared my tasting notes on their Dufftown (read here) and Royal Brackla (read here). This time they have chosen a cask from Craigellachie Distillery in Speyside.

The whisky was distilled 5 December 2007 and bottled 1 May 2018 which makes it 10 YO. It was 9 years and 10 months when it was given a finish of 7 months in a fresh virgin oak cask – a very active one. The outturn was 401 bottles at cask strength 51,3 ABV.

It is available in Sweden at SEK 688.

Oaky and dusty on the nose. It is like nosing a cask, actually. I get some glue and washing powder. Some orange zest. Oaky and spicy on the palate. I get black pepper, white pepper, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg and some chili. Nutty. The finish is warm, spicy and sugary(!). Some Coca-Cola, ginger ale and peanut shells.

My score: nose 20 / taste 21 / finish 21 / balance 21 = 83

Image from Selected Malts.

Thanks, Patrik!

– Tone

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