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Region: Highlands
District: Speyside

Craigellachie (pronounced "Craig-ella-ke") Distillery was founded in 1891. It was rebuilt and doubled to four stills in 1965. It is built on a hill overlooking the merger of the Spey and Fiddich Rivers. Peter Mackie, founder, was known as being a very colorful individual with a penchant for expressing his views quite forcefully on virtually any topic - including those issues outside the liquor industry. He apparently made some good "points" since he was later knighted. The Craigellachie single malt can only be found in independent bottlings. It usually has an interesting combination of peatiness and fruity sweetness in the palate.

14 year old

Proof 80
Color Golden
Nose Some peat smoke is evident but quite fragrant and sweet otherwise.
Body Medium
Palate Sweet. Nutty with some maltiness and fruit coming through.
Finish Warm with some smokiness. Medium in length.

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