Released just under a year ago, this malt is exquisite, but if you want it you better act fast, as it is limited to only 1,700 bottles world wide.
It has a typical Craigellachie flavour profile, with lots of sulphur and fruity notes.
The nose opens with malted grains and ripe apples and pears. These are juicy and mellow, with a little bit of tartness to them. The sulphur also comes in here, with bananas and pineapples really emphasising it.
The palate has more orchard flavours, with caramel and more bananas. These are rich and soft and bring in a smooth mouth feel. The grains become more dessert-like in quality, with a little bit of pastry coming out. This goes perfectly with the caramel.
The fruits really jump out on the palate and are crisp and fresh, helping add to the lightness of the body.
The finish is strong, with a hint of sulphur and more orchard fruits.
This is a brilliant, muscular dram that certainly does the distillery proud. One to be savoured and enjoyed at length.