Current owner: Bacardi
Stills: 2 wash, 2 spirit
Capacity: 3.6 million litres per year
Location: Craigallachie, Banffshire
Notable Facts: Most of the Craigellachie production goes into blends. There was a distillery bottling in 2004 that has already been discontinued again.
February 24, 2012
A nice whisky for those who like subtle drams. The character is a bit middle-of-the-road but quite pleasant nontheless. – Rating: 84/100
May 28, 2011
It is very difficult to pick out specific aromas on the palate. The whisky has a waxy and foll-bodied character but the rather odd flavours are probably not to everyone’s liking. – Rating: 79/100
February 25, 2010
I’m not a big fan of herbal malts, but this one is really nice. The complex aromas need some time to develop, though. – Score: 85/100
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September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
May 25, 2011
During my Scotland whisky trip I made quite a lot of experiences that are not really worthy of an entire blog post but should not go unmentioned nonetheless.
May 16, 2011
A report of a Walk up Ben Rinnes and a whisky tasting at Benrines distillery with Dave Broom
May 13, 2011
Glenfiddich is one of the biggest Scottish distilleries and it was the first one that actively marketed single malt whisky on a global basis. I decided it would be foolish not to pop in and have a look around.
May 11, 2011
The first event I booked for the Spirit of Speyside Festival was a tour of Speyside Cooperage. It is located right outside Craigellachie, just a stone’s throw away from the distillery.
January 15, 2011
After my journey to Islay in May 2010 I thought it would be only consequent to also visit the other whisky focal point in Scotland, Speyside. The Spring Festival 2010 is taking place from 28th April to 2nd May.