Matured in second fill sherry butts. No mistaking the sherry here, as this is a rich and soulful whisky with a heavily nutty character on the nose along with hints of dark chocolate and furniture polish. The palate kicks up much of the same character, boldly nutty with notes of spiced sugar, vanilla cookies, sesame oil, and a bit of red pepper. Racy strands of citrus peel and cloves linger on the lengthy, immersive finish. Despite 19 years in a sherry cask, its been tempered enough (thanks to the second fill, probably) to find a near perfect balance. Tough to put down. 110.4 proof.
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The Craigellachie distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery 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.
Bacardi operates the distillery through its subsidiary Dewar & Sons. Dewar & Sons also controls Royal Brackla, Aberfeldy, Aultmore, and Macduff.