Craigellachie 12 Year Old (2007) - Old Particular by Douglas Laing
Douglas Laing's Old Particular range of Scotch Whiskies are a particularly unique series of individually hand-selected, aged Single Cask Single Malts and Single Grains from all over Scotland. Each is bottled exactly the way the Distiller intended: without colouring or chill-filtration, and at high alcohol strength. This combination allows the cask to retain the naturally present oils, fats and enzymes in the spirit that enhance the quality of the nose, the mouthfeel and flavour profile of the Whisky. Keeping the spirit “as natural as it gets” allows you to experience the Whisky straight from the cask, transporting you to a dark, damp Distillery warehouse with every sip.
Craigellachie distillery is found in the Speyside region, and is respected for producing robust, spicy, warming and slightly oily in texture malts. Craigellachie, through fast distillation and minimal copper contact keep a higher sulphur level in their new make spirit. After time this sulfur has disappeared, but it's impact is felt through an increase in desirable fragrance!
This single cask malt was distilled in 2007 and matured for 12 years in a refill hogshead.
From the bottler: "Nutty, thick and full-bodied. with tangerine and butterscotch in abundance. Moving to red apples, gentle spice and perfectly toasted oak." CGL
700mL. 48.4% VOL. From a single cask of 351 bottles