SMWS 44.111 – Spicy and Fruity, Sweet and Sour

Sitting in the Spicy & Sweet category, this 12 years old Craigellachie went after a Glenburgie so it had, in my humble opinion, the hard job to follow that up. It was again a bourbon barrel refill, with a high ABV (60.2%).

Craigellachie SMWS 44.111
Image courtesy of whiskybase.com

Nose

Sweet yet spicy – yes, that’s true! Nutmeg, ginger and smooth pears.

Palate

Very creamy in the mouth, attack on pears, smoothly going on the spices, off to smooth milk chocolate.

Finish

Smooth and light finish, pears and green apples, cocoa.

Comments

Well that was a good surprise. I was still smelling the previous dram but this Craigellachie had nothing to be ashamed for. It stood on its own and the spicy/sweet thing was on the point, not too overpowering.

Rating: 87/100