- Distillery Craigellachie
- Region Speyside
- Cask Size Hogshead
- Age Youngest Spirit 3 July 2014
- Current Age of Whisky 6 years 7 months
- Vol% 60.5%
- Re-gauged Litres of Alcohol (RLA) 124.3
- Approx. Cask Volume (litres) 205.5
Not as soft as a typical Speyside, Craigellachie was referred to by Master of Malt as "the Bad Boy of Speyside" and is well known and prized for its more "masculine" character, it’s oily texture and meatiness. This is a distillery that does best in Bourbon barrels which allow the natural intensity of the spirit to shine through without cluttering it with over-sherried distraction.
Craigellachie has had a recent resurgence in attention, not least because they only started putting out official bottlings for the first time in decades in 2014. Previously making most of its impact in the White Horse blend which won Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Blend of the Year in 2007 it was high time for a resurgence of the magical malt behind the brand.
A stylish rebranding and refocus on the distillery’s more intense, bold spirit has led to a new generation of devotees and prices for official distillery bottlings are high, giving a definitive reference point for valuation on casks that are held by patient owners for the years to come.
Due for re-racking in April 2021