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Craigellachie 12Y (1st Fill) – 58.9%

After this Craigellachie (1st Fill Ex Bourbon) has aged in barrels for 12 years, and sold as cask shares here at the shop, we have had the cask in to bottles. The original cask was filled on June 21, 2011, at 69.7%. A cask sample that we tasted on January 21, 2021, showed that the original cask had not provided “enough” flavor for the whisky. So, we had the whisky poured on February 3, 2021, on a 1st Fill Ex Bourbon barrel, which the whisky has aged on until bottling. The new cask that the whisky came over to has certainly done its job well 🥰

On June 22, 2023, when we had the cask bottled in bottles, 182 of 70cl came out of the cask. Only 17 bottles of this Craigellachie 12-year-old 1st Fill Ex Bourbon have come up for sale here at the shop, as the cask has been very popular as cask shares. Including two different clubs, as their club bottling with their own labels on the bottles.

Tasting notes from Per in our tasting panel:
It’s heck a nice bottling! With 3 drops of water (no more!) the magic happens. The aroma now offers lots of fresh fruits and in the taste some fruits have also been found. However, it is all still oiled, I am sure that the bottle will develop now that it is open, and the oxygen begins to play with the contents – I look forward to following the journey 🙂

85 of 100 points
... totally in a state of nature, that is to say excellent. Who needs a wine cask.

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1st Fill Ex Bourbon Barrel


Pineapple and tobacco


Offers oil with a long aftertaste of licorice it's like going for a walk in the engine room of a ship, nice "dirty" dram!

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70cl bottle
6 in stock
Sample 3cl
14 in stock

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