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Buy the Craigellachie Single Malt Rare Cask Series


£65.00 £59.99

8 customer reviews:
5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings

This robust Speyside single malt has had a unique Oloroso Sherry cask finish giving it a lovely warming spice and fruity character

Only 1 left in stock


Introducing the first release in the GreatDrams Rare Cask Series, bottled exclusively for GreatDrams, this limited edition Craigellachie 11 Year Old Rare Cask Single Malt Whisky bottling is a release of just 220 bottles globally.

”Hands down the best sherry finished whisky I have ever tried” – James, Marlow

Key flavour notes:

Fig flavour profile

“The Craigellachie is a dirty, meaty, intense beast… basically everything I love about Craigellachie. The six months spent being finished in an oloroso sherry cask have served it well and provide a lovely smoked meatiness and richly fruity side to the whisky”
– Tiger White of the peerless EdinburghWhiskyBlog 

Craigellachie has a special place in my heart as its old school production techniques, including using worm tubs as a cooling system, perfectly produces a thick, flavoursome whisky. This Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled at the Craigellachie distillery up in gorgeous Speyside & filled into ex-Bourbon cask #900668/07A in 2007 before being finished in an ex-Oloroso Sherry Cask for six months to amplify the fruity, spicy flavour notes for this release.

Distillery: Craigellachie
Region: Speyside
Age: 11 Years Old
Distilled: 23rd Oct 2007
Bottled: 30th Oct 2018
Cask type: 10 years in a first fill bourbon cask, finished for six months in an Oloroso Sherry Cask
ABV: 46.2%
Limited: 220 bottles globally
Non-chill filtered
Natural colour

The whiskies we release in The GreatDrams Rare Cask Series are amongst the rarest releases in the whisky industry as they cannot be repeated, they are not blended and are the truest representation of a distillery’s character you can get. I genuinely hope you enjoy this whisky, the first release in the GreatDrams Rare Cask Series, as much as I do.




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8 reviews for Buy the Craigellachie Single Malt Rare Cask Series

  1. Tom Lavin

    I managed to get one of these on the Maker Market in Urmston, a great bottle. The Olorso sherry really come through on the nose whilst the taste you get summer fruits with a long finish. Will definitely get another one for Xmas.

  2. Chris Farrell

    This is an absolute top notch whisky ! super moorish and oozes bundles of summer fruits and berries. The finish in the Oloroso cask works wonders for this dram, lovely stuff !

  3. Chris

    Bought a bottle today at West Didsbury. One of the nicest I’ve tasted. Won’t be lasting long and wish i has got the bigger bottle!

    • Greg

      Ah thanks fella – lovely to meet you ! Appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Let me know if you want that bigger bottle, we add freebies for existing customers 😉

  4. James, Marlow

    Hands down the best sherry finished whisky I have ever tried, I have already bought it for myself for Father’s Day and hope to get another!

  5. Steve, Marlow

    Oh yes – this Craigellachie is a hug in a mug on a long winters night!

  6. Andy Flatt

    I’m a fan of Craigellachie but for some weird reason I keep forgetting how much I enjoy drinking it. Every now and again I try one and I am reminded that I like it.

    Whisky writer Greg Dillon of Great Drams fame has recently added another string to his bow and launched himself into the independent bottling arena.

    The first batch of releases contained an interesting sounding Craigellachie (and knowing how big a fan Greg is of the distillery) I was excited to have samples arrive. To cut the story short I tried the sample, loved it and then bought a bottle. Which brings us to todays review.

    This expression spent 10 years in a first fill bourbon cask before spending 6 months in an Oloroso sherry cask. It is natural colour, non chill-filtered and is limited to 220 bottles.

    Craigellachie 11 y.o, IB, (GreatDrams), 46.2%, from my collection

    Instantly it is deliciously grimy and meaty. Demerara sugar, leather, touches of sulphur and cordite all mix together wonderfully alongside a marmite topped slice of buttery wholewheat toast.

    The palate is very buttery. It is spiced and chocolatey with big hits of dark fruits and is almost at times reminiscent of cherry cola. The cordite follows from the nose into the palate and mingles in whilst the flavours jump between the influences left from both the bourbon cask and sherry cask. The vanilla undercurrent is present throughout and the drying spices slowly build as we go on.

    The finish is like a big plate of parma ham slathered in maple syrup followed by a soft and gooey cinnamon roll.

    Mouth drying spices eventually fade to leave a delicious buttery aftertaste.

    There has been a great deal of both flavour and colour absorbed from the Oloroso cask and the first fill bourbon influence is also evident which is nice.

    It does not obfuscate the flavours imbued by the original cask nor does it mask the distillery character.

    A finish done right.

    Read more from me at https://amateurdrammer.com/

  7. Jonathan

    Amazingly complex, like a leather satchel full of berry fruit dusted in cinnamon.

  8. Jacky Johnson

    A friend bought me a 25ml taster of 3 malts at the Manchester makers market.Away and above the best was this Craigellachie 11yr old.
    Never ever have a tasted a Speyside with so much power and flavour,it goes right up to the top alongside my favourite peaty,smokey Talisker.Cannnot wait to get my hands on more.Hope there is some left.

    • Greg

      That’s very kind of you to say Jacky – I thought we were totally sold out on Sunday, but appears there is just one bottle left that was hiding in a mixed box of stock I was unaware of… let me know if interested, can either buy through the website or with direct bank transfer / PayPal. Best and thanks for your kind words, Greg

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