Clove-studded baked apples. Sulphury cordite. Hefty, malty, mazy in the mouth. Bonnie Sweet, but with fire in its belly.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Ripe mango flesh, baked apricot, sea salt, and burnt honey complete the nose. On the palate it is unctuous and marked by a delicate smokiness and strong mineral backbone with stone fruits and honey baked walnut. Finishes pleasantly with a touch of fruit. (Mar 2015)
On a rock overlooking the river Spey sits a distillery called Craigellachie. At night, when the moon is full, you can see the worm tubs glisten. These long snaking tubes cool the liquid and bring out a strong, meaty flavor. The result, a single malt that’s anything but smooth.