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Month: May 2019

Whisky Review Round Up: Craigellachie 13-, 17-, 23-Year-Old

Few of us want to be known for being stinky. But for the Craigellachie Distillery in Speyside, a touch of funk is just a part of the charm. Think of it as the blue cheese of Scotch whisky. Craigellachie is famous for a particularly sulfurous spirit. A natural component of grain, sulfur can smell like rotten eggs, …

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Aultmore Launches Wine Cask Finished Whisky Collection

Aultmore released a limited run of three wine-cask finished whiskies recently, available exclusively at Heathrow Airport duty-free shops. The release is part of the Exceptional Cask Series, a collection of limited-edition bottlings from a number of Scottish distilleries, including Aberfeldy and Craigellachie in addition to Aultmore. These three whiskies, which hit shelves at Heathrow April …

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Craigellachie Gives Away A 51 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

In recent years a handful of Scotch whisky distilleries have released ultra-aged expressions. These whiskies, typically released in quantities of 100 to 200 bottles or less, have commanded prices in the thousands if not 10s of thousands of dollars. Craigellachie, the Speyside whiskey distiller that is part of the whisky portfolio of Bacardi Ltd, has …

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