Craigellachie 14 Flora & Fauna

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Flaura and Fauna is a range released by Diageo (and their predecessors, United Distillers) where they bottle a lot of the whiskies from the lesser-known distilleries that they own to showcase what they are. Craigellachie is a Speyside whisky mainly used as a component for blends.

I haven’t actually gotten around to trying the current distillery bottlings, but I guess this counts. It appeared in the VIP area of Whisky Live Tel Aviv.

Aged 14 years. 43%ABV.

Nose: Cooking oil. Fresh Olives. Floral. Straw. Caramel pudding. Toffee.

Palate: Slightly dirty. More cooking oil. A slightly herbal note. Camphor. Strong Peppermint.

Finish: Medium. Peppermint carries on. Porridge with honey. Mushy red Apple.

Would I buy this: No

Would I order this in a bar: Yes

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

VFM: N/A

This was a nice one. There was quite a herbal character to it and the malt itself was quite present. It was quite a full bodied whisky as well and was a bit heavy for the hot weather when I tried it, but I can’t hold that against it. Hopefully I’ll get to try the current bottlings and see how they compare.

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