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In Depth Craigellachie Tasting : Tales of the Cocktail 2018

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In depth Craigellachie Tasting Seminar with Georgie Bell, Global Malts Ambassador for Bacardi

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In Depth Craigellachie Tasting : Tales of the Cocktail 2018

  1. 1. THE BAD BOY OF SPEYSIDE Sponsored by Bacardi USA WITH GEORGIE BELL – GLOBAL MALTS AMBASSADOR, BACARDI @belleswhisky @bacardiusa @tales_of_the_cocktail #Craigellachie #totc2018
  2. 2. OFFICIAL HASHTAG:#TOTC2018 Please download our app (iOS & Android) so youcan: • View your dailyschedule. • Receive live updates throughout theweek. • Review this seminar! (Every seminar you review enters you to win one of 50 limited edition Tales of the Cocktail Tiki Mugs by Tiki Diablo) WiFi by Network: talesofthecocktail Password: givesyouwings
  3. 3. CRAIGELLACHIE DISTILLERY LOCATIONTHE ROCK AT THE HEART OF SPEYSIDE
  4. 4. Craigellachie distillery was Founded by 2 distilling greats Alexander Edward Peter Mackie Craigellachie distillery circa 1890s
  5. 5. “The chief Characteristic Of the Craigellachie brand is the pineapple flavour it develops with age, which is the old original Glenlivet style, So seldom met with now. It also Matures very rapidly, eighteen months whisky having the appearance of three to four years old” ‘The Whisky distilleries of the united kingdom’ by Alfred Barnard
  6. 6. Why ‘THE BAD BOY OF SPEYSIDE’ CRAIGELLACHIE
  7. 7. Craigellachie DISTILLERY PARAMATERS MILLING MASHING FERMENTATION DISTILLATION • BARLEY TYPE CONCERTO • DISTILLERY GIRST – COARSE: MIDDLE: FLOUR (RATIO) 20:70:10 • NUMBER OF MASHES/WEEK 21 • MASH VOLUME 47,000 LITRES • MASHTUN TYPE CONTINUOUS LAUTER • NUMBER OF WASKBACKS 8 • WASHBACK MAERIAL SIBERIAN LARCH • TOTAL FERMENTATION TIME, AVERAGE AVERAGE 60 HOURS • NUMBER OF WASH STILLS 2 • NUMBER OF SPIRIT STILLS 2 • VOL. OF SPIRIT COLLECTED 8,000 LITRES • CONDENSER TYPE WORM TUB
  8. 8. OIL FIRED MALT GLEN ESK MALTINGS, ABERDEENSHIRE
  9. 9. CRAIGELLACHIE DISTILLERY A GAME OF COPPER CONTACT
  10. 10. OLD FASHIONED WORM TUB CONDENSERS LESS COPPER CONTACT = HEAVIER STYLE OF SPIRIT
  11. 11. Tasting #1 44.78 Peek-a-boo the nose suggested light fruit notes of apple, pear and sultana loaf with a nutty flip side of linseed oil and peanuts before arriving in a sweet demonstration of custard powder and icing sugar. however, concealed behind this alluring facade was an explosive palate of fireworks, liquorice, burnt raisins and burnt custard tart. big, chewy and viscous with coffeecake, maple syrup, parsnips and soot sweetly finishing with old leather and tobacco, after spending 13 years in an ex- bourbon hogshead it was transferred to a virgin oak hogshead for the remainder of its maturation. AGE 14 Years DATE DISTILLED 6th November 14 Years 2002 CASK TYPE Virgin Heavy Toast Medium Char Ex-Bourbon Hogshead REGION Speyside Spey OUTTURN 1 of 276 bottles ABV 57.6% COLOUR Sparkling gold
  12. 12. IN 2014, CRAIGELLACHIE GOT THE SPOTLIGHT. IT WENT FROM BEING SELDOM FOUND AS A SINGLE MALT (MAINLY THROUGH INDEPENDENT BOTTLERS) TO…
  13. 13. TA S T I N G # 1 C R A I G E L L A C H I E N E W M A K E
  14. 14. CRAIGELLACHIE 13 BONFIRE NIGHT: AROMAS OF TOASTED MARSHMALLOWS, AND BAKED APPLES STUDDED WITH CLOVES, DRIED PIENAPPLE, AND THE TANG OF CORDITE LINGERING IN THE BACKGROUND.
  15. 15. Unadulterated taste No added caramel & Non-chill filtered NO CHILL FILTRATION NO ADDED CARAMEL
  16. 16. 19 YEARS STAND FAST FOR A SKIRMISH. TEMPTING, PUNGENT PINEAPPLE. A DEVIL’S CAULDRON OF TANGLED FLAVOURS; SPICY, SULPHUROUS, BISCUITY BENEATH. A BELLICOSE MALT OF BACKBONE AND BRIMSTONE. FEISTY BUT BRAW.
  17. 17. 23 YEARS A MALTY TANG. OIL. GRIT AND GRIST. SUMMONS THE MILL HOUSE OF OLD. THEN CINNAMON AND A MENTHOL DUNT. PIG-HEADED, BIG FLAVOURED. SWEET-AND-SULPHUR WITH EACH MOUTHFUL. A MUCKLE, MEATY DRAM.
  18. 18. “there’s an old-clynelish quality to this wee craigellachie. exceptional cask? no marketing, plain truth. Who said ‘for once’, who?” whiskyfun.com Tasting #6 The exceptional series AGE 18 Years FILLING DATE 10/03/1999 BOTTLING DATE 19/06/2017 CASK TYPE Single cask CASK NO. #302656 cask barrel OUTTURN 1 of 276 bottles ABV: 54.1%
  19. 19. “OH HOLY WOW” G R E A T D R A M S . C O M “IT’S A DEPTH CHARGE OF STUPENDOUSNESS, GOING OFF AT THE PRECISE MOMENT YOU WANT IT TO” T H E M A LT I M P O S T O R
  20. 20. CRAIGELLACHIE DISTILLERY IN DEPTH TASTING - THANK YOU! * A N D P L E A S E D O N ’ T F O R G E T T O R AT E O N T H E TA L E S A P P !

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