Craigellachie 23yo.

The last in a series of 5 tastings taken from a live tasting on Twitter. This offering is the 23yo, bottled at 46%, NCF and natural colour, it was matured in oak hogsheads and only 200 cases were available world wide..

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Nose.. An array of flavours hit you all at once, vanilla, toffee, lemon drizzle cake and fruity notes like orange and baked pineapple, a subtle coconut scent rides on the back of earthy notes, dark chocolate and cinnamon notes float effortlessly around while a tropical scent tries to be noticed.

Palate.. This tastes like a cinnamon infused chocolate orange, with vanilla essence and candied orange peel sprinkled with nutmeg.

 

Finish..  A lovely long  and spicy sweet kick..

 

Thoughts.. This is a complex whisky with many layers, it needs time to open up, a fantastic array of flavours and scents.. But.. Yes there is a but,  there just is not enough to go around.. I really hope more is produced..

Thanks must go out to Steve from the whisky wire and Stephen Marshall from Dewars,  also a shout out to everyone involved on the night..

 

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