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Staff Pick

Craigellachie 17yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 39466 750mL
$174.99/ Single Bottle
$1049.94/ Case of 6

Tasting Notes

A spirit of tremendous fortitude with real maturity and the old school flavor profile we've come to expect from Craigellachie but which is in rare supply from most other producers these days. There is a bit of everything here with sweet, spice and smoky notes that weave in and out, each taking a moment in the spolight to show you what we've been waiting for these past 17 years. It has clearly been worth it.

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Staff Pick Notes

This whisky was awarded Whisky Advocate's 2014 speyside malt of the year after Dewar's rolled out an impressive selection of single malts from distilleries which didn't have much in the way of official bottlings before that point. This is an unpeated single malt, with a focus on the cereal notes in the blend - Rich, dried fruit right off the bat. Immediately you can see that the malt is coming together, growing in body and complexity. Raisins, apple, sweet malt, spices (clove, nutmeg), and light dusty earthiness. Dried pineapple, dried papaya and bee pollen. The finish is relatively short, but complex.

- EG

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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