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
||Some peat smoke
is evident but quite fragrant and sweet otherwise.
with some maltiness and fruit coming through.
||Warm with some
smokiness. Medium in length.