Edition Spirits Craigellachie Tasting Notes

Posted: December 29, 2015 in Craigellachie, Scotch Whisky A-G

Edition Spirits Craigellachie 1995 (19 year old) 54.6%

Sherry/ Code: EDI0111/ Dist: Sept 1995 Btl: Aug 2015?/ Tasted: Oct 2015

Initially the aromas are a little hard with baked green apple fruit. However some fragrant barley appears to add balance along with some aromatic vanillins.

The palate opens with the soft, creamy vanilla with a little hard barley beneath. Hints of lime and apple come through on the middle and the citrus notes really step up a gear or two! Crisp, slightly austere finish.

Water makes the nose a little more honeyed and fragrant with hints of dusty oak and a little more green fruit. The palate is simpler with the oak being the dominant theme.

Edition Spirits ‘The First Edition’ Craigellachie 1995 (20 year old) 54.4%

Sherry Butt/ Code: EDI0151/ Dist: Sept 1995 Btl: 2017/ Tasted: May 2017

Soft, fragrant barley on the nose with hints of spicy, dried fruit, raisin, prune and sultana. A touch of sweet rose petal appears along with almond, maraschino cherry and walnuts. All in all it’s a lovely nose.

The palate opens with sweet honey and rose petals, followed by the spicy dried fruit, vanilla, pepper and coriander powder. Good grip and intensity with some mineral notes augmenting the dried fruit. Tangy finish with the minerality lingering.

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