Tasting Note from Gabe, our North American Ambassador: Like firing a shotgun through a pineapple.
Craigellachie was built in 1891 by the experienced whisky team of Peter Mackie and Alexander Edward. They needed a Single Malt as an ingredient for White Horse Blended Scotch, so the distillery was designed to produce a very specific distillery style which the team replicate to this day.
Craigellachie features some very specific production techniques: barley from an oil fired kiln giving more weight, short stills and worm tub condensers to minimise copper contact. The team do 21 mashes per week, have 8 wash backs and 4 copper pot stills.
People always talk about 'sulphur' flavours, which can be distracting. Craigellachie has a roasted brimstone character alongside a meaty quality. Way back in the 1890s Alfred Barnard described "the chief characteristic of the Craigellachie brand is the pineapple flavour it develops with age". This tropical fruit style is what makes the brimstone and meat flavours work, achieving a balance that gets beautifully complex in older age statements.
60ml Craigellachie 13
10ml pineapple syrup
2 dashes Boker’s bitters
Dried pineapple slice garnish
Add ingredients to a rocks glass. Add ice, in cubes or a block, and stir to dilute (around 30 seconds). Garnish with a dried pineapple slice and a lemon twist (twist can be discarded)
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Craigellachie 13 year old whisky 5cl
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Craigellachie 13 year old is a great introduction to the distillery style, it is a bold and distinctive whisky, at this age the tropical fruit flavour comes across as ripe banana. This is a great option if you have tried a few whiskies and want to start experiencing different styles, or as a gift for the whisky drinker who thinks they have tried everything.
Volume: 5cl Abv: 46%
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