CRAIGELLACHIE 2006 AGED 12 YEARS20TH ANNIVERSARY BOTTLING ~ SPEYSIDE, SCOTLAND
90/100 Whisky Base
Craigellachie is a workhorse whisky, but its stalwart quality is well known to blenders.
Nose - Herbal with orange and vanilla.
Taste - Oily with red fruit notes and more orange.
Finish - Long and quite sweet with a hint of smoked ham.
The distillery was built in 1891 in Banffshire at the very heart of Speyside, between Rothes and Dufftown. Here are green pastures and heather-field and the distillery is in close proximity to the blissful confluence of rivers Spey and Fiddich. From the whisky distillery, perched high on the rock of Craigellachie, one can gaze over the village and namesake, and the quaint John Telford-designed bridge which crosses the river Spey. The water is drawn from a spring on Conval Hill and feeds the 3.6 million litre annual capacity of Craigellachie distillery. Co-founded by Alexander Edward, of Aultmore fame, and Peter Mackie, of the blending company White Horse, the buildings were designed by the reputable Speyside architect, Charles Doig.