Craigellachie 23yr. Single Malt Scotch

Craigellachie 23yr. Single Malt Scotch

Item # 32541 750mL
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Tasting Notes

The long history of Craigellachie is one that is not often told. Tasting their single malts on their own is an even rarer experience. That is why we are so excited about the current limited releases rolled out by owners, Bacardi, this past year. Almost all of the Craigellachie malts go into blends such as Dewar's, with demand so high that there is nothing left to bottle on its own. This 23-year is the oldest and rarest of a trio of expressions including 17- and 13-year. The whisky is classic Speyside all around, with the tell-tale sulfurous side that this distillery is stubbornly proud of. The malt-forward opening notes are polished with ripe fruit notes, especially yellow stones, pineapple, grass, and honey. Understated on the entry, the whisky explodes on the mid-palate with juicy, mouth-watering flavors. Lingering notes of oak spice, toasted grains, and fresh picked flowers are bound to inspire some romantic poetry.

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Astor's Glossary of Terms


As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”


Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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