Craigellachie 33YO is part of the Dewar’s Exceptional Cask Series, a collection of “extremely rare” ultra-premium aged whiskies available in limited runs and hand-selected by MacLeod.
A 33 year old, small-batch single malt distilled in 1983 at Craigellachie Distillery in Speyside. This was bottled in February 2017.
This Craigellachie expression was distilled in 1983 and follows on from the award-winning 31yo which won the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2017.
Craigellachie 33yo is part of Dewar’s Exceptional Cask Series, which is a limited collection of extremely rare ultra-premium aged whiskies, which have been hand-picked by Malts Master and the Master Blender for John Dewar’s & Sons, Stephanie MacLeod.
The offering was originally launched as a single malt in 2014 and has quickly built up a following following amongst single malt aficionados, thanks to its worm-tub engineering, which the company says give the whisky its powerful richness.
Stephanie MacLeod, Malts Master and Master Blender for John Dewar’s & Sons describes Craigellachie 33yo as ‘a muscular Speyside malt that meets rare sherry finesse, with explosive sulphury aromas, cereal complexity and exotic fruits to result in a long creamy finish.’
Craigellachie 33 is an especially exciting launch as it unlocks pockets of rare aged whisky, leading the category with quality, age and provenance.
“The Craigellachie range is popular with experienced connoisseurs as a sought-after addition to their collections. With only 1,700 bottles produced, this really is highly covetable treasure.”
Craigellachie 33yo has been finished at 46% ABV strength and is non-chill filtered and free from caramel.