Friday, 6 February 2015

SMWS 44.63 (Craigellachie 15 yo 1999/2015)

SMWS 44.63 (Craigellachie 15 yo 1999/2015)

2015, SMWS
Single grain - Speyside
White wine
55.4% ABV

Nose: Vanilla, apricots, prunes, orange peel, white pepper, hints of strawberry yoghurt. With water, more sour, green papaya, lemon zest.
Mouthfeel: Light body, static, slippery, slightly watery around the edges.
Tasting: Sweet sour. Peaches, apricots, prunes, pears, vanilla, white pepper. With water, vanilla, lemon zest, orange juice, more pears.
Finish: Medium. White pepper, pears, peaches, apricots.


Fruity, peppery, and some very slight hints of rancio that remind me of good strawberry yoghurt. With water it opens up, becoming more tart, lots of lemon zest and even pickled papaya. I didn't feel that this was aged enough - fruit is all very well but it's a bit one dimensional. That doesn't really come out from the tasting notes, but it was harder work than usual. Still, good whisky.


I like this.

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