Official tasting notes:
Nose: Millionaire shortcake, green bananas, muscovado sugar.
Palate: Paprika, pecans, honey.
Finish: Dried mixed herbs, pears, star anise.
Cadenhead’s ‘Small Batch’ Craigellachie-Glenlivet 11 Year Old Cask Strength 700ml 54%
Ex-bourbon cask whisky that was distilled in 2007 and yielded 834 bottles.
700ml: 54% alc
Cask Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Wm Cadenhead
Bottled: March 2019
From the extensive collection of W.M. Cadenhead ‘Small Batch’ independent bottlings comes this 11-year-old year old single malt distilled by the Craigellachie Distillery. Their site is in Aberlour, Banffshire near the village of Craigellachie at the centre of the Speyside whisky producing area of Scotland. The name Craigellachie means ‘rocky hill’ and refers to the cliff that overlooks the Spey across from The Macallan distillery.
The whisky was laid to rest for 11 years in a trio of bourbon hogsheads and then bottled at cask strength in 2019. Like all Cadenhead’s expressions, this whisky is non-chill filtered with no added colouring.