The second Craigellachie review in the series and this time a 11 year old offering from Hunter Laing, matured in a sherry cask and was bottled exclusively to the duty free store in TLV airport. As it was priced decently it was an easy choice to buy by many malt-heads here.
Craigellachie 11 Old Malt Cask (50%, TLV Duty Free Exclusive, $71.9)
Nose: Malt with young fresh berries, cherries, meaty and chewy with light sulphur note of unlit matches, sour apples, all those with sweet forest berries on the side. With water added spices of nutmeg and cinnamon.
Palate: Malty but mostly on the first sip, brown sugar, dark chocolate, berries, nutmeg.
Finish: Medium length, nutmeg, lingering sweet berries.
Thoughts: Excellent young Craigellachie by Hunter Laing. It’s not complex but it’s balanced and deliver wide breadth of good notes. Fun drink.