Region: Speyside, Scotland
Age: 10 years old
ABV: cask strength of 57.8%
Cask type: ex-bourbon American oak
Bottle outturn: 308
Nose: Vanilla pods and raspberries resting on marshmallows, alongside malt and grist.
Palate: Vanilla, toffee and red apples, followed by a forest of robust oak, malt and grist.
Finish: Long and drying with oak, marshmallows and an unexpected twist of citrus.
Peter Mackie, the chairman of Craigellachie Distillery in the early 1900s, was described as ‘one third genius, one third megalomaniac and one third eccentric.’ It’s a combination of traits that many of us at The Single Cask can relate to. We love Craigellachie whisky because its combination of robust body and faint smoke makes it standout from other Speyside single malts. What can we say, we’re drawn to unusual and quirky scotch. And people.