Review #360 – Craiggelachie 13
Whiskey Network Review #360 | /r/Scotch Review #150 – Craiggelachie 13 , 92pf | 46% ABV
Mash: Single Malt Scotch
ABV: 46% ABV | 92pf
Source: /r/scotchswap sample
Nose: Sweet vanilla poundcake. Floral and perfumey. It reminds me of the delicate fruity nature of Clynelish spirit a little bit. It’s nice and sweet, like a bakery in the sprintime. It’s pretentious to say, I know, but the notes are there: fruits, yeaty dough, honey, vanilla, some faint clove, floral perfume, etc.
Taste: Sweet and creamy – almost like dessert. Nice mouth feel for the proof. Mildly fruity here with a big emphasis on doughy vanilla notes. Hint of cinnamon and sugar.
Finish: Medium in length – no heat. Sweet and very pleasant.
Overall: This is no big bold dram. This is not a bad thing. I really enjoy the balance here and quite honestly, it surprised me. There’s a great balancing act here of sweet and floral, neither overpowering the other. This seems like a lovely dram for a summer evening on the porch watching the sky bronze over, or after a nice meal in the dead of winter. I regret not trying Craiggelachie sooner. Rank 6.
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