Craigellachie Single Malt is pleased to announce the limited edition release of CRAIGELLACHIE® 37 Year Old Bourbon Cask.
Craigellachie distillery sits atop a rock overlooking the confluence of two great rivers, the Fiddich and the Spey. Built by whisky icons Peter Mackie and Alexander Edward in 1891, it is one of few in Scotland to have retained ‘worm tubs’ to cool its spirit. It crafts a style of whisky that remains true to itself. Fruity yet robust, fragrant yet weighty.
Distilled in 1984, the newly launched CRAIGELLACHIE 37 Year Old was first matured in refill casks before being transferred to first-fill Bourbon casks for finishing, allowing for even more depth and complexity in this bold and brooding Single Malt.
Malt Master, Stephanie Macleod comments “Slumbering in refill casks for more than three decades has really allowed for Craigellachie’s challenging distillery style to shine through. The pineapple flavour note Craigellachie is so well known for has aged beautifully. Finishing in first-fill casks – one of the most influential types of cask, in terms of their contribution to the flavour – has bestowed notes of creamy coconut, vanilla and citrus to the aged malt, giving it a boost of indulgent complexity.”
Adding “The aroma opens with notes of pineapple tarte tatin and crème anglaise, balanced with soft cereals and notes of toasted banana bread. Faint whispers of fire embers emerge with the addition of water then fade to spicy vanilla and delicate oak-derived coconut. The palate is boldly complex with sweet acidity at first, mellowing to soft fruits and almonds with a long, indulgent finish.”
Bottled at 46.5% ABV, and limited to 3,012 bottles, Craigellachie 37 Year Old will be initially made available in travel retail for an exclusive two month period with GEBR. HEINEMANN until 1st August in Istanbul, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. The expression will then be made available in the following markets: UK, Germany, France, China and Taiwan, priced at £3,800 / $3,245.