You’re going to find robust notes of toasted oak, candied apples, creamy malt, toffee and a touch of spice. It’s got great balance and the palate is loaded with richness throughout. Its flavors grip the front palate and its sultry character keeps the tippling going and going!
Along the shores of the River Spey you’ll find several distilleries of renown. Craigellachie, which means “rocky hill” in Gaelic, looks down over the river from atop a hill, and in the distance one can see one of the most famous of all Scots whisky houses. Built in 1891, as is common in Scotland the ownership of the distillery changed hands a few times, eventually becoming a lynchpin in the John Dewar & Sons stable of distilleries in 1998. Yet, despite its history and pedigree, the malts remain one of the best kept secrets in the region. With four core bottlings they’re poised to become one of your next go-to whiskies. For the last 20+ years they’ve largely been stashing casks until they reach optimum maturity, releasing new products every few years. You’ll no doubt find some traded on the independent bottling circuit as well. This is one of those malts we have always wanted you to try, and finally we were given the opportunity!