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Craigellachie 13-Year | Kevin Rye.net - Whisky

Kevin Rye

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Craigellachie 13-Year

It’s so hard to find a good whisky for under $50 bucks. I already had a bottle of Black in my basket, so I wasn’t looking to spend more than $100 today. I always keep Black in the house, but I was itching for a single malt. I looked at all the whiskies on hand and was underwhelmed with the selection. Of the 30 or so to choose from, I’d pretty much had them all, sans the heavily peaked Islay varieties. I try not to buy the same whisky twice if I can, unless it’s a really good one.

I saw this guy tucked away off to the side with some of the other no-namers. (Deanston, Aberfeldy, etc….) It was only $44.99. I figured I was getting what I paid for but I figured what the hell. You never know.

The one good thing is that its bottled at 46% and un-chill filtered, so it’s no wimpy whisky. It’s a 13 year too, so it should be better than a run-of-the-mill entry level 10 year.

Master of Malt says….

Oodles of dynamic fruit notes with a distinctive current of smoke running through the middle.

So how is it? It’s not terrible. Let’s just leave it at that. It’s way better than the Deanston swill I had a month ago. With that said, sometimes it’s better to just pay the extra $5 bucks and get a Glenfiddich 12 year.

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