CRAIGELLACHIE 10 YO 2008 COLLECTIVE 2.0

$166.00

Founded in 1890, the Craigellachie distillery was renovated in 1964, increasing its number of stills from two to four. It is also equipped with eight larch washbacks. Since 1998, it has been owned by Bacardi. If we were to mention only one thing about this bottling’s palette of flavours and aromas, it would undoubtedly be the extreme smoothness with which the three stages of the tastings unfold. This balance is supported in particular by a fruity, herbaceous, malty and spicy backbone.

Profile: the powerful initial nose is fruity (apple), herbaceous and spicy (ginger). Allowed to breathe, it becomes jammy (apricot) and malty (porridge). The dynamic attack centres on vanilla and farmyard (straw) flavours. The mid-palate is powdery (cocoa). The long finish is cocoaey and rich (apricot tart). It lingers with floral (lavender) and fruity (Mirabelle plum) notes. The retronasal olfaction is slightly medicinal (camphor).

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SKU: 55181 Categories: , , Brand: , Volume: 70clReference: 55181

TASTING NOTE

  • Nose : firm, powerful. The very concentrated initial nose is characterized by notes of white fruits (apple, pear), freshly cut grass and spices (ginger, clove). Allowed to breathe, it becomes more jammy (apricot, peach) and at the same time delicately honeyed (acacia). It then takes on an increasingly malty (porridge), vanilla and rich (flan) aspect. The aromatic palette continually increases in concentration.
  • Palate : rich, energetic. At first, the attack returns to the rich, vanilla register of the nose. Next, notes of straw bring out its naturally farmyard character. The deliciously tannic mid-palate is powdery (cocoa, ginger) and slightly earthy. The warm end of the palate is then liquorice and delicately woody (oak, wax).
  • Overall : dense, long. Continuing on from the palate, the finish begins by revealing notes of cocoa bean and vanilla. Turning to sweet pastries, it then invites us to savour an apricot tart. Soon after, floral aromas (violet, lavender) make their first appearance alongside malting barley. The particularly fruity (Mirabelle plum, peach) retronasal olfaction is also spicy (clove) and medicinal (camphor). The empty glass is malty, milky (coconut) and vegetal (moss, lichen).

Additional Information

Weight 1.0 kg
Dimensions 10.0 × 10.0 × 25.0 cm
Category

Parent category

Origin region

Distillery

Origin country

Merchant bottler

La Maison du Whisky

Degree

43%

Volume

70cl

Vintage

2008

Age

10 yo

Peat

0

Packaging

Case

EAN

3700597304112

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