Distiller’s Art 1995 Craigellachie

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Tasting Notes
  • Stewed berry bouquet with Sherry-soaked barley
  • A touch of mineral-y smoke
  • Entry of more red fruits dusted with brown sugar and joined by a heavy slice of malt loaf
  • Chocolatey aftertaste with a touch of smoke

Aged 21 Years

Cases Available (6/750ML) 97

Bottling Strength 52.70% alc/vol

Cask Type Sherry

Year Founded 1891

Water Source Little Conval Hill

Region Speyside

Craigellachie Distillery Fact

The Craigellachie distillery was built in 1891 by Craigellachie Distillery Co. Limited, a group of blenders and merchants led by Alexander Edward.

Two years later (1893) it was incorporated as a limited company, and in 1896 it was reconstructed as Craigellachie-Glenlivet Distillery Ltd.

During the years that followed, ownership passed to Peter Mackie (in 1916), the Distillery Company Limited (in 1927) and SMD (in 1930).

The transfer to SMD marked the beginning of a period of stability for Craigellachie; apart from a reconstruction in 1964-65 during which the number of pot stills was doubled, relatively little happened at the distillery.

Then, in 1998, the Craigellachie distillery was sold to John Dewar & Sons – owners of MacDuff and Aberfeldy and themselves part of the Bacardi drinks conglomerate.

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