Review: Craigellachie 2006 12 Year Old “Sovereign” K&L

Price: $55 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Craigellachie / Hunter Laing

Region: Speyside

59.9% ABV

Aged For: 12 years, distilled 2006

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Sherry Butt

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Color: Deep gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Nutty, oloroso sherry, orchard fruits, cherries, malt, honey, citrus, biscotti and alcohol notes

Feel: Waxy

Taste: Rich nutty sherry, dried fruits, coffee, spices, oak, waxy citrus, vanilla

Finish: Medium warmth and length, spices, dry sherry, almonds and walnuts, raisins, oak

Thoughts: Awesome buy for price, nice nutty sherry

Score: 85 out of 100

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Craigellachie 13

Craigellachie 13

Price: $60 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Craigellachie / Bicardi

Region: Speyside

46% ABV

Aged For: 13 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Floral, gentle fruit, honey, malt, peach, pear

Feel: Medium bodied

Taste: Honey, vanilla, oak, citrus, pear, and apple with lemon

Finish: Light-medium, lingering ginger and oak with gentle fruit

Thoughts: I would compare it to Cragganmore, in having similar flavors, but I like this a bit more.

Score: 75 out of 100